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Paz turns spiritual to explain the desperate search for identity by the Mexicans thus: He urges the Mexican people to wake up from their dream state, know the ground realities, and act on in the world outside with the practical approach, without the feeling of self-pity of self-condemnation. In that state of inner concentration, he states that Mexicans will realize that they are a cosmic race freed from all sorts of negativities and confusion. That will be the beginning of real progress for the Mexicans.
Octavio Paz tries to provide the national dimension to solitude, essentially a personal trait. Wit intelligent arguments the author proves his point that solitude can be a national characteristic, the trait of an entire culture or nation. He argues that solitude is intrinsic to the historical character of Mexico and as such it is the key to understand its history in its proper perspective. Though not a negative trait, solitude is linked to melancholy and for Mexico it originates in a psychological complex of defeat, according to the author. The reasons can be found in the political history of Mexico, its own authoritarian rulers to begin with. People live under oppression and suppression under such rulers and will not have the opportunities for the free and full growth of their individual personalities. Subdued individual personalities make a subdued and dispirited society and nation. The process began with the rule of its own authoritarian rulers followed by the authoritarian Spanish conquerors that were cruel and ruthless and they were then replaced by the authoritarian oligarchies during the era of independence. Another factor by which the people of Mexico were overawed was the intimidator posture of United States. People were not exposed to peaceful disposition under all these conditions and their inner resentment was brewing often resulting in violent expressions. But the same cannot be categorized as inferiority complex.
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The author describes that labyrinths are of many types depending upon the materials and things which have been used to build them. Some labyrinths are constructed in open places such as gardens and barren earth by using plants, bricks or any living or non-living thing found in organic world.
Like the whole lot Marquez writes, there is some accuracy and much fiction in this legend. The exactness in the tale is that One Hundred Years of Solitude is considerably an especially personal book for the author. It would not have seen the light of the day if Marquez had not experienced the childhood he went through.
In his book, The Pachuco and other extremes, Octavia Paz has distinctively tried to bring out the differences in the American and Mexican ways of life, and has successfully pointed out the views and beliefs of the American society.
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Name Professor Class Date Pan's Labyrinth is staged during the Spanish civil war. Although the Republicans were already defeated during the staging of the film, there were still pockets of resistance from insurgents that marrked Spain’s civil war. Franco’s Spain was fighting the rebels where the protagonist, Ofelia’s stepfather, a Franco leaning soldier, Capatain Vidal would brutally kill suspected Republicans or those who opposes the regime even if his main task was merely to reroute the rebels.
The girl travelled with her pregnant mother to the residence of Captain Vidal, a man who was signed by the ruling leaders to root out any rebel against the leader of Spain, Franco (Yocom 4). As the story of the young girl is told the movie portrays great amount of secrecy and symbols of the archetypes that tell another story within the movie.
Economic and political instability in Mexico has an impact for its neighbor too. Migration by Mexicans into the U.S. has taken place since the 19th century. Contrary to popular belief this migration is not always a negative prospect. Such migration has a greater positive for the economies of both the two countries.
I sit and listen to the song of the tree frogs, dear little green creatures whose cadence is lilting and sweet. I can't help but wonder how they harmonize over such a distance. An owl calls out from the trees. A bush rustles close by and a lumbering family of raccoons makes its way across the field to look for dinner.
This means she worked to incorporate dream-like symbolism within her work as a means of expressing her ideas and impressions. As she worked to illustrate her ideas regarding her identity, Kahlo managed to capture the spirit of her people. In her painting “The Love