Essay Topic 1
Discuss the concept of “cultural hybridization” and its influences on the writers of Chicano literature. In what ways does this genre of literature differ from that of other minorities in the West? How is this concept illustrated in “Woman Hollering Creek”? How does the concept apply to Cleofilas in the story?
Essay Topic 2
Define and discuss the narrative style and tone of “Woman Hollering Creek.” Is the third-person narrator’s perspective limited or omniscient? How do you know? What effect does this narrative style have on the reader? How does the author develop the tone of the story from the beginning?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the history, geography, culture, and political atmosphere of Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico. Where in Mexico is the state of Monclova located? How far is this setting from the U.S. border? What was the political atmosphere here like in the late 1980s/early...
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