‘How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie’”

well, judging by the rest of the blogs written by the class, I guess it’s no surprise that I found this one the most interesting as well. What I found so great about this was that it gave us a view of girls not only in the eyes of Yunior, but most likely in the context of the society in which he lives. It’s interesting to learn Yunior’s own analysis of girls, and the expectations of each based on cultural background and skin color. I think it not only gives a window into the society in which Yunior lives in, but it also signifies the influence that his surroundings have on him.

“Drown” and even this section in particular, is reminding me  more and more of another book I’ve read,”Nilda” by Nicholasa Mohr.The book documents the protagonist of the story, Nilda as an adolescent Puerto Rican girl  growing in New York City n the 1940’s and who,  like Yunior,is also influenced by society and her surroundings.  Race also plays a large issue in her life, as it also shapes her ideologies about people in her society.I found a similar comparison in “‘How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie’” with “Nilda”, especially in terms of racial identity. In the novel, Nilda becomes increasingly aware of what is expected of her because of her race/and or culture, much like Yunior is aware of what is expected of each girl because of their race and/or culture.

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3 Comments

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    on November 29, 2010 at 10:12 pm

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