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Storytelling and Hispanic Cultures

There is a real grave fear in the Latin American community, according to Rodriguez, of losing the parts of the Latin American culture that make it vibrant and alive, in order to tone it down for assimilation into the United States, which is a more literal culture than that from which Rodriguez has emerged. By imparting his fears to others, he is carrying on that important oral tradition, in an attempt to let those generations after him, become aware of the growing threat of lost culture.

Much of Julia Alvarez's work is also based around the loss of an identifiable Latin American culture or identity. Her novels, such as How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of t


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