La Lengua de las Mariposas, directed by José Luis Cuerda, is a marvelous and powerful film that explores Spain’s past through the lens of education. Cuerda does this by exhibiting the contrast between the 1931-1936 Republic and the dictatorships that ruled the country just before and after the Spanish Civil War through the relationship between Moncho, a young boy, and Don Gregorio, his teacher. The film depicts the Republic’s aims for a liberal education and the pressures this produced within the more conservative region of society. Overall this film portrays both the freedom of this short period in Spain’s history and the beginning of Franco’s oppressive dictatorship.
Cabeza de Vaca had arrived shipwrecked on the coast of Florida, cold, hungry, and betrayed. He had almost no provisions or men left. With almost nothing the Indians had found him, clothed him, fed him, and tried to help in anyway they could. Of course de Vaca didn't spit in their face. He was kind to them and appreciated the help. That may be a reason why the Indians had received him differently then the slavers; The slave traders had arrived clothed in fine materials with plenty of provisions, and no need of help. But another reason would be the motive of coming to the New world. Cabeza had come just to explore and find out more about the New World, while the slavers had come to take away, and possibly kill, somebody's mother or son or brother. The Indians had right away knew to fear the slavers.
When we think about society there is often a stark contrast between the controversy projected in our media about the issues that our society faces and the mellow, safe view we have of our own smaller, more tangible ‘local’ society. This leads us to believe that our way of life is protected and our rights secured by that concept of society that has been fabricated and built upon during the course of our short lives. However, what if society were not what we perceive it to be, and the government chose to exercise its power in an oppressive manner? As a society we would like to think that we ourselves are above such cruelty, yet as The Lonely Crossing of Juan Cabrera recounts the state of Cuba in the 1990’s so must we remember that all societies and governments view the individual differently as opposed to the whole. Each group has unique expectations that are enforced upon the individual goes beyond those expectations. The individual can very quickly find their rose glasses view of their society cracking before their very eyes as the reality of taking such a rise comes into view.
Francisco Franco: Francisco Franco y Bahamonde was a Spanish military leader and statesman who ruled as the dictator of Spain from 1936 until his death. He came to power during the Spanish Civil War while serving as the Generalísimo of the Nationalist faction.
Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teodulo Franco Bahamonde, or more commonly Francisco Franco, was born on December 4, 1892 in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain. Franco was born to Nicolas Franco y Salgado-Araújo, a Spanish Naval Officer, and María del Pilar Bahamonde y Pardo de Andrade, an upper middle class Roman Catholic.
I am doing a report on a book called El Deafo. The question I will be answering is number eleven for fiction. I will show 1 fact and one opinion for each paragraph. First opinion is that there are many people out there with something special like Cece’s hearing aids, but that doesn’t mean you treat them differently. I say this because Ginny talks to Cece differently which makes Cece feel weird. Next my fact is that many people who aren’t the same as others are disrespected or used. I say this because Cece was used to be a look out. This happened when the class was having silent math time and the class wanted to have fun so they had Cece use her hearing aids to tell the class when the teachers
There cannot be a discussion about borders without also discussing the metaphors that are linked to them. When speaking about the border people know the physical borderlines between countries, but to understand borders one must look pass the physical boundaries. As a society we must be and make ourselves more aware of the cultural identity, language, and community surrounding the Latino American population.
The de los Rios article taught me something I did not know about the curriculum that is represented in schools. In the article I noticed that some of the students like Reina a self-identifiers Guatemalan who felt embarrassed about who she was and how she wished she was “White American” but with the Chicana /o-Latina/ o studies helped her learn how to love herself and accept who she is as a Guatemalan. I agree with her research that claims resentment of a race or a class of people , if we look at how Reina felt about herself it is because of the environment around her that made her think that she was not beautiful and made her want to be white , however after taking the Chicana/ o-Latina/ o studies she had a self -revelation which from reading
Following World War II, Spain’s already damaged economy, prior to the civil war, exacerbated the impact the country endured. Due to this, the effect the war had on the people of Spain, which was arguably equally severe to that on the economy, went somewhat overlooked. Most people were negatively affected by the war in one way or another, some more severely than others. Many simply died by the actions of the warring parties and most of those that didn’t were forced on a struggle a survival. The second and fourth stories of “Los Girasoles Ciegos” are effective in displaying the severity of these effects through the struggle and adversity faced by the characters.
The Spanish civil war of 1936-1939 was an important conflict in Spain’s history. This war was initiated by a military revolt led by General Francisco Franco on the 17 July 1936 and ended with Franco’s victory on the 1 April, 1939. This victory resulted in the replacement of the Second Spanish Republic with the conservative dictatorship of Franco. This conflict triggered the clash of the various cultures and ideologies within Spain. One important example of an ideological clash was that of Communism versus Fascism. This clash was so important that, based on an analysis of the level of involvement of Fascist and Communist factions in said clash, one must concede that the conflict between Communism and Fascism was represented to a great
The Spanish Civil War is the name given to the struggle between loyalist and nationalist Spain for dominance in which the nationalists won and suppressed the country for the following thirty nine years. However, because of the larger political climate that the Spanish Civil War occurred in, it is impossible to view the war as a phenomenon contained within one nation. Despite its obvious domestic orientation as a civil war it was a major international conflict. The reason for this, I would maintain, is the political dogma which surrounded the war. This essay takes the form of a political survey of the
Francisco Franco was the dictator of Spain from 1939 to 1975, including the time of WW2. Perhaps he was better known as “El Caudillo,” translated into English as The Leader. He was born and raised in Spain. He was a very brilliant military general who led Nationalist rebels in defeating the Spanish government during the Spanish Civil War. Although he was viewed as a Fascist Dictator, he strongly opposed communism. He was an extremely important figure in the course of world history.
Generalissimo Francisco Franco came into power after his victory in the Civil war in 1939 and ruled over Spain till his death in 1975. In this 40-year period Spain was massive changed that causes much debate as to the political nature of Franco’s regime whether it is fascist or something different, Francoism. To understand if Franco’s regime was fascist, fascism must first be defined. There are many working definitions of a fascist regime, Stanley Payne’s states that the dictator must alien his regime to the idea of anti-isms, them being aintiliberalism, antidemocratic, anticonservatism, anticommunism and antidemocratic. Payne states these are fundamental in the description of a fascist regime. Another useful definition is Robert Griffin, stating that a fascist regime will use symbolism, violence to pursue its political aims, with the importance aimed at expansionism. Finally Griffin also states the need of the dictator to implement an authoritarian and totalitarian government. All these help to create a fascist regime and more importantly a truly fascist dictator. There is little doubt Franco holds to some of these definitions yet in later year the idea of Francosim becomes more viable however to understand if Franco was a truly fascist dictator we must look to the similarities and differences and determine by examining Franco’s rise politically his general style of government and finally his foreign policies it will determined whether Franco was a truly fascist dictator.