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ENGLISH LANGUAGE IV Name Vernica Lucas Registro 13542 ESSAY 1 Identify and discuss the stages Mara seems to go through in the course of the story that lead her from her initial inability to understand her situation in the US to her final awareness of where most of her difficulties would lie an an immigrant Marias efforts We know that immigration indicates the movement of people into another nation with the intention of residing there permanently Along with this movement into a new country immigrants suffer many changes in their new way of life They have to adjust to a new language a new lifestyle and new customs In some cases this transition is not problematic but in other cases immigrants endure complications and suffering This is the case of Maria Perez a Guatemalan immigrant who underwent a series of painful stages in her struggle to be part of the American society At first Maria could not understand her position in the American society Maria would have loved to be part of a TV show in which American families participate in order to win important prizes She immagined herself kissing and hugging her children on TV the same as all the American families did whenever they anwered correctly Maria dreamt about the possibility of being part of that typical family game Marias children would be so quick to press the buzzers that the other team would not have time to answer first She knew she could win a new kitchen set just by spinnig a wheel and picking some words However she would be brought back to reality whenever her son remarked that poor people were not allowed on those TV shows Maria did not perceive that only the right kind of people who said the right things were invited to TV programmes As time went by Maria tried to do her
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