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The American dream: Disillusionment in selected works of Ana Castillo, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and Virgil Suarez

dc.contributor.advisor Irizarry Rodríguez, José M.
dc.contributor.author Orozco Cortes, Filimon
dc.contributor.college College of Arts and Sciences - Arts en_US
dc.contributor.committee Haydock, Nickolas
dc.contributor.committee Rivera, Rosita L.
dc.contributor.committee Morales, Betsy
dc.contributor.department Department of English en_US
dc.contributor.representative Delgado Acosta, Bernadette M.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-09T14:15:46Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-09T14:15:46Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.description.abstract The concept of the American Dream exerts enormous influence on American life. The promises of wealth and success of the American Dream are powerfully appealing. This thesis presents a critical analysis of representations of the concept of the American Dream and its impact and response on the Latino protagonists in So Far From God by Ana Castillo, The Line of the Sun by Judith Ortiz Cofer, and Going Under by Virgil Suarez. In these texts, the Latino protagonists must confront the dilemma of choosing between pursuing the promises of the American Dream or recovering and preserving their cultural heritage. Characters must contend with the promises of success on the one hand, and with the demands of traditional Latino culture on the other. The pursuit of the American Dream leads the protagonists to cultural alienation from their own heritage and forces them to an introspective reconsideration of their cultural identity.
dc.description.abstract El Sueño Americano es un concepto de enorme importancia en la vida cultural y en la literatura estadounidense, incluyendo la literatura de escritores de descendencia Hispana que publican dentro de la creciente tradición de literatura Latina. La influencia del Sueño Americano es tal que casi nadie se escapa de ella. Este trabajo presenta un análisis crítico del concepto del Sueño Americano que se representa en los textos So Far From God de Ana Castillo, The Line of the Sun de Judith Ortiz Cofer, y Going Under de Virgil Suárez. En estas novelas se analizan el impacto y la respuesta de los protagonistas Latinos a este importante concepto y la ideología subyacente. El análisis busca indagar la complejidad de los efectos culturales y de identidad ante el Sueño Americano que se reflejan en los protagonistas de estas novelas. Los actores principales se encuentran ante la opción de conseguir las promesas del Sueño Americano o preservar su identidad y su herencia cultural.
dc.description.graduationYear 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11801/768
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.holder (c) 2008 Filimon Orozco Cortes en_US
dc.rights.license All rights reserved en_US
dc.subject American dream in literature en_US
dc.subject Judith Ortiz Cofer-The Line of the Sun en_US
dc.subject Ana Castillo-So Far From God en_US
dc.subject Virgil Suarez-Going Under en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hispanic Americans in literature en_US
dc.subject.lcsh American dream in literature -- Latin America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Multiculturalism -- Latin America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Illusion in literature en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Castillo, Ana -- So far from God en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ortiz Cofer, Judith -- The line of the Sun en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Suárez, Virgil -- Going Under en_US
dc.title The American dream: Disillusionment in selected works of Ana Castillo, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and Virgil Suarez en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.discipline English Education en_US
thesis.degree.level M.A.E.E. en_US
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