Julia Alvarez Essay

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Hall 1 Makalia Hall English 2 Mrs. McAlister 2/16/15 Julia Alvarez Essay Julia Alvarez was born on March 27, 1950. She was born in New York City. When she was three her family moved back to her families’ native land, Trujillo. Julia moved back to New York, where she graduated from high school in 1967. Then she then attended Connecticut College for two years, where she won the Benjamin T. Marshall Poetry Prize. After attending Bread Loaf School of English, at Middlebury College. She received a bachelor of arts in English, Summa Cum Laude, in 1971. In 1973, in pursuit of her goal to become a writer, she enrolled in Syracuse University. Two years later Julia had her master’s degree in creative writing. Her poems began to appear in print as…show more content…
Alvarez used her form of literary work as a reflection of the dictator of Trujillo in many of her novels. Latino Literature represents one of the most interesting constituents of American Letters. Latino and Latina writers are producing remarkable works in every conceivable genre. Latinos, though, are far from being an easily definable ethnic group. The majority of Latinos are mestizos, or people of mixed indigenous and Spanish ancestry. With regard to language, some Latinos are fully bilingual; others are monolingual. Therefore what unites Latinos is their race or language, but also their culture shaped by the heritage they share with Spanish-speaking nations to the south of the United States. Latinos share a core heritage, their ethnic panorama is quite complex, and many distractions exist. In the story “My English” that Julia Alvarez wrote is about a little’s girls family that moved from the Dominican Republic to the U.S. The girl’s family mainly become a bilingual family. Her mother would scold her when the little girl didn’t speak English, because the little girl would get picked on for speaking Spanish. Her teacher would tell her that there was no such words. There is another story entitled “Liberty.” This story is about a girl’s dad bringing home a dog that was a gift from another family. The dog was a gift from their family letting them use their visa to get across the border. So
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