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Silent Dancing Judith Ortiz Cofer Analysis

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Judith Ortiz Cofer is a Puerto rican writer who is well known for her writings. Her writings are mainly about her life experiences and who she is as a person. For example, her stories are based upon the change in her life that she went through by having to shift between two diverse cultures, the oral stories told by her grandmother and also including racism, sexism, and machismo. In “Silent Dancing”, the message behind the story is she used the characters to represent immigrants whom had faced racism and felt as if they did not belong in society. Judith brings a vivid color of feeling and imagery of alienation and indifference as she describes “ The builds we lived in were gray, the streets were gray with slush the first few months of my
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