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Adelita Lopez There are many different cultures beliefs and diverse people around the world this short story Stones for Ibarra brings together two totally different worlds that of the Evertons and the townspeople The Evertons are an American couple looking to settle down in this little abandoned town Both of these worlds teach each other many different things and influence each other in every way The Evertons are viewed as somewhat of superior figures and the townspeople feel subordinate to them Even though there is a great social difference between these two worlds they learn to cope and accept each other In this small town religion is a big part of the townspeoples lives Here priest curanderos witch-doctor bishop and any other servants of god were held and viewed as an elite group In this story I noticed how all of these priests this elite group actually took advantage of their positions They allowed the Evertons to be a part of their luncheons private celebrations and so forth These social gatherings were supposed to be for those only closely affiliated with the Catholic Church yet the priests felt the authority to include the wealthy Evertons Also the priests felt themselves superior to the people of the town of Ibarra For example in pg139 a deaf girl walks into one of the luncheons to greet the priest and he as a form of greeting does not bother to get up to show respect instead he simply sits there and offers the girl his hand to kiss This act itself shows how this group of god servants place themselves at a higher position than the rest of the town It is very hypocritical of the priests to act as higher peoples Arent we all in the eyes of god equal Why is it that these priests assume that simply because they are at the position which they are they should be superior This story Stones of
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