My Beloved World Setting & Symbolism

Sonia Sotomayor
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Hispanic New York City

Sonia Sotomayor was born into what she called a “microcosm” of Hispanic New York City. The area was tightly populated with Hispanics of various backgrounds. In many cases, such as is seen with Sonia's father's family, extended families lived near each other so they could provide friendship and support. Poverty was a constant issue as was drug abuse and crime. Sonia knew nothing other than this life as a child but she later realized it was an important part of making her into a successful adult. It is important for the reader to realize that this is as much a cultural community as a physical one. Sonia's family moved several times but she remained a part of this community, regardless of where her home was.

Diabetes

Sonia Sotomayor was diagnosed with diabetes at age seven in the early 1960s. In those days, the diagnosis...

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