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Parallels of Latin American Culture

There is an uncountable amount of references of Latin American culture found within the literature, Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo, and No One Writes To the Colonel by Gabriel The question is; can the reader whose cultural experiences are based inthe United States of American relate and make relevant to themselves the aspects of LatinAmerican Culture? Through the comparison of sport, such as cock-fighting, a LatinAmerican pastime, The roles of a small town vs. a large urban American city, and the partthe Patron plays in the community, it can be seen that the United States reader does nothave the Latin American experiences necessary to easily relate to many of the situationspresented in the texts.Cock-fighting is an important sport in No On Writes to the Colonel, and is referredto many times through out the book. Cock-fighting is used as a means for economic gainand an improvement in one’s standing in the community. Cock-fighting in the story isviewed in different lights. To some, the fights represent the risk of gambling and thedecaying state of the society. These people would see the violent and greedy nature of thesport as the people’s last resort for economic stability with a high price to pay; morals anddecency. The other side of the spectrum would view the sport as a highly entertainingpastime that has monetary as well as social benefits. A man could become rich andrespected off the fighting ability of his trained animal. Interestingly enough there is ahighly similar sport in the United States that faces these exact clashing viewpoints; forexample, the highly regarded and disregarded sport of professional wrestling. One side ofthe United State’s population would cite this activity as an immoral and disgusting sportthat feeds on the lust for money and violence of a lower-class group of individuals. However, the opposing side views it merely as a good laugh and an easy and entertainingoutlet for mans inscrut...

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