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Throughout the movie Star Maps many ideas about family values machismo among the males and patriarchy passed on through generations are easily observed They begin with simple common stereotypical ideologies such as having the family eat dinner together or by having the father stress the fact that he brings home the bacon These ideas later progress into more complicated as well as disturbing matters The movie expresses these ideas by having the father hurt women physically or by displaying violence and disrespect to those that you are supposed to love The first idea about family that I recognized was when the family sits down and eats dinner together This scene is towards the beginning which made me believe that they were similar to other families and that there wasnt that much tension between them Another issue that kept constant throughout the movie was the strong bond between Maria and Carlos They always supported each others dreams had good communication and would try to give each other advice A good example of this was when Carlos got back from Mexico and Maria told him not to go to work with his dad Instead she told him that he should pursue his acting career alone The last family value that was present was how Maria the daughter took over her mothers role Because the mother was sick Maria became completely responsible for everyone else She had to put her life aside in order to cook dinner clean the house take care of her mom and try to keep the family together It seemed as if Maria didnt do it no one else would Especially not her father he was too busy being with his girlfriend and making money This leads me to the ideas of machismo that are also present in the movie The fathers character is the best example that displays these two ideas the best He always has to be
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