African Passions - Analysis Summary & Analysis

Beatriz Rivera
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Beatriz Rivera's African Passions is a story about class discrimination, unhealthy relationships, and the use of religion for personal gain. Teresa is in denial. Armando showed many signs that he was up to something, but Teresa continued to love him. He ignores her to the point of pretending he is asleep, has secret conversations when she is not in the room, and a month ago reserved this weekend to talk with Teresa. Although Teresa and Armando have been together 14 years, Armando still has no desire to marry Teresa. Teresa saw the guilt Armando felt about being with someone else, and she did not acknowledge it. Teresa gave 14 years to a man who was not committed to marry her. She lied to her parents so she wouldn't hear them bring up what she is unconsciously thinking.

Armando was not willing to acknowledge he wanted a rich woman. Armando and...

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