Lesson 1 (from Memories of the Revolution)
"Memories of a Revolution" opens with a scene that depicts Havana, Cuba in 1940. The basis of the story revolves around Cuba, its government, culture, and its people. Many people like Carmelita railed against the government and eventually left the country because of its government and the way it treated the people. Discuss Cuba in 1940 and learn about Carmelita's childhood in the communist country.
1. In the opening of "Memories of a Revolution," Carmelita discusses her native Cuba and the way it was in her youth. Havana was about to undergo a radical change and the people were prepared to rise up and fight for their rights. There is also a great deal mentioned about the Cuban culture and Carmelita's love for her homeland. Discuss Cuba in 1940. What did Carmelita love about Cuba? What caused Carmelita to object to the government? How was Carmelita affected by the...
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