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The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica - The Changeling Summary & Analysis

Judith Ortiz Cofer
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The Changeling Summary

When she is little, the girl amuses her father by dressing up in her brother's pants and an army helmet and strutting around the house pretending to be Che Guevara. Her mother always ends the girl's charade and makes her change back into her own clothes, into her nothingness, before she is allowed to eat dinner.

The Changeling Analysis

Stereotypical gender roles are still very strong when the girl tries out the role of masculine hero, and she wonders why she always feels small when her mother asks her to turn back into a mere girl.

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