Loving in the War Years: Lo Que Nunca Pasó Por Sus Labios Setting & Symbolism

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Mexicoappears in throughout

Mexico is the obvious cultural focal point for Chicano / Chicana culture.

United States of Americaappears in throughout

United States of America is where Moraga lives. She is rather critical of the country and its politics and does not believe it lives up to its ideals.

Chicano Cultureappears in throughout

Moraga embraced her Chicano heritage when she became a lesbian but realized that the culture was not without flaws.

Catholicismappears in throughout

Moraga was raised Catholic but left the Church in her early adulthood, largely because of how horribly it made her feel about her sexuality.

Typewriterappears in It's the Poverty

The typewriter, old and broken down, represents the less polished forms of communication that Moraga learned from her nearly illiterate mother. It is contrasted with the newer, more functional typewriters, which represent the polished forms of academic writing. Moraga ultimately decides that her old typewriter...

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