Kissing the Virgin's Mouth Symbols & Objects

Donna M. Gershten
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Chucha's Chair

Magda has her aunt's chair removed from the old house and moved to her new one in the golden zone. This action represents how despite experiencing affluence and success, Magda finds way to incorporate her family history into her new life.

Chucha's trenza (braid)

Chucha's braid represents Chucha's beauty and how it can be used against a woman. She is grabbed by her braid by the Federales and later it gets caught in a Ferris Wheel. The first event causes Chucha great sorrow and grief; the second could easily have been fatal.

The plátano

Chucha and Mami use the plátano to dislodge a fish bone from Magda's throat. In doing so, they also remove her inhibitions from acting and speaking up on her own behalf.

El Cochiloco

El Cochiloco represents everything that Magda hears about men and the world beyond her pueblo. By...

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