Mar 05 2012

“I Am Joaquin”

Published by at 10:57 pm under Uncategorized

I am Joaquin, lost in a world of confusion, caught up in the whirl of a gringo society, confused by the rules, scorned by attitudes, suppressed by manipulation, and destroyed by modern society, … (Gonzalez 788)

This quote is stating how the speaker is lost and “confused” about his identity. He faces the hardships of being apart of the “gringo” society which is foreign to him. He refers to the “gringo” society being that he is experiencing being a part of the US. He states how he is “confused by rules” and “scorned by attitudes” which shows how the US doesn’t treat him with respect. The speaker talks about how he was “suppressed by manipulation and destroyed by modern society” meaning how he was forced and controlled by shrewd acts which has destroyed his culture and taken his identity by these acts of injustices.

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