In my essay I will be analyzing the text of Myth of a Latin Woman by a Puerto Rico author named Judith Ortiz Coffer. She was born in I will be explaining the reason for this essay to exist and why she gradually argues that Latin woman are stereotyped. The author describes how that the media trend influences the community to make inferences on Latin woman. Coffer uses her personal stories and feelings to better strengthen her argument through the essay, as a factor this, the audience get pulled in.
This essay is written for her students because she is a professor, but the second audience is the world. Coffer uses people in her example to describe the stereotypical people; in this way she makes it as consultation for their mistake. Judith makes her claim abroad when she use describes her past experiences, and includes some other groups of people. Coffer explains the struggle to make her audience relate to the text and agree with her claim.
The author’s mood of this book makes the essay great, she is open minded about her audience, basically she is having a balance of formal and informal. This text keeps the tone synchronize through out the whole essay, her essay portrays her as calm and amusing. The tone of this essay is very stern; she has a way of being funny but being serious with her audience. She uses various vocabulary words that make it interesting to particular and thorough, especially when talking about her experiences.
The author clearly is supporting the fact that the stereotypes that are placed on Latin-women are horrid and offending to those victims. The author uses her personal stories to show her perspective, through that she has very powerful words uniting the minorities. When she is explaining the different minorities, so in that reason she opens her arms to becoming open mindedness. She wants her audience to grow into becoming open-minded individuals, to understand diffrent people and how their cultures are. Coffer uses the Latin American customs to back up her argument, she explains that bright flashy colors is a norm for that culture, and because of that many white men don’t understand the complexity of the use of certain factors. Coffer announces the use of some forms of media to boost the stereotyping, an emotional connection is inevitable when reading, some people might see her text as non-reliable but it really has an example of white supremacy.
In the text coffer uses many quotes from songs and media, she uses them to make a long explanation. This essay is really just an essay but kind of has some poetic uses. Her essay flows like a speech would have. The text contains lots of long paragraphs with long sentences, the text flows together it goes to another experience and goes back to her argument. The many different media uses stand out to us because we as a non-Latin heritance see these as traditional and as a norm. Coffers strong words cause me to feel strongly impacted, they give me another viewpoint on the world. The author uses some figurative language but most of they come from quotes from different authors.
This text is powerful and changing, the theme is prejudice, the author tells of her over coming the struggles of stereotypes. Coffer presents the issue as a negative and explains how it makes her stronger as well as how to over coming it our selves. She starts with her own experience, and then explains how the people and her really come together and interact. Coffer really makes her paragraphs explaining her little tails, it’s kind of a little warrior survivor story. The author explains her reasons for her actions toward the white men, she defends her self by including how the stereotypes are toward her, and it gives her a strong defending statement. Coffers essay is full of anecdotes, as I was explained she uses her own story.
The text is organized into four parts, first is her experiences and how it affects her. She talks about the traditional parts of the culture; she explains how media misinterprets the meaning of it. Coffer then talks about how the Latin American people are not the only people that are stereotyped, but the minorities as well. The last thing coffer does in her essay is quotes many of other authors and builds her very compelling essay. The author builds the essay to an understandable way; basically she builds off the other to branch off into other discussions.
Coffer really describes and gives amazing examples to the audience, and then after she makes an extra step to explain and go into the more specific details, Coffer uses sayings, etc. to use in her argument. When she uses the quotes and breaks it down to the origin and the meaning. In her essay coffer even explains how some of the belief systems of the Latin decent are scene. Coffer really is descriptive when talking about the white men who were suppressing the author; the odd thing is that both of her experiences involved a drunken white man who just had to be stupid.
In conclusion coffer was born and raised into a world where some people are very judgmental towards things they do not understand. Coffer uses her own story to support her claim, through this many minorities are also relating with her view. The author tells us of how many of the normal Spanish worded songs are judgmental to the Latin community, she tells us in a serious but hilarious way that media is a huge influence of stereotyping and hints to the audience that we can change it. Coffer is a warrior in the white dominated world by fighting the stupidity of being not mindful to the others that walk this earth. In conclusion the myth of the Latin American women is amusing to us but is hurtful to the people whom it is written to downgrade.