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Through out the book Silent Dancing, Judith Cofer explains the topic of power through her own eyes as she witnesses it growing up. Many times Judith tries to show that by being a young Puerto Rican girl, she has to learn the place of power
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Through out the book Silent Dancing, Judith Cofer explains the topic of power through her own eyes as she witnesses it growing up. Many times Judith tries to show that by being a young Puerto Rican girl, she has to learn the place of power in many circumstances in her childhood.
Judith see Puerto Rico as her home, the place where she belongs, and is always looking forward to returning there. "To all of us in the family it is known as la casa de Mama'. It is the place of our origin; the stage for our memories and dreams of the Island of life." (Page 23) Judith's Mama' symbolizes power to her and the family. By showing that Puerto Rico is their place of origin, no matter where their lives may take them, it is always their base, a place to return to. Mama' represents Judith's Puerto Rican roots which has much of the control of her life, growing up. Even though they may have spent months in New Jersey, trying to fit in and act "American", the whole family looked forward to summer and going back to the island. The more time
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