Michelle N Munoz

Mrs. Rossi

RHT 102

14 March 2013

It can You Not Me

" Simply no sabes como tienes a que lo pierdes". Which usually translates to, " You do not know very well what you have until it finally is gone. " The Day Industry is a history written by Rosario Morales, a Puerto Rican poet and activist, who was born in Puerto Vasto but grew up in Ny. This short story happens in a barrio of D. Y. in an apratment building, which is narrated by one of the neighbors. Morales depicts a great abusive Latino relationship during the 90's wherever machismo, home-based violence and love overlap to give us a small observing of how the lives of many Latino womyn were like.

The morning It Happened, being told by 12 year-old young lady who lives next door towards the couple, explains to the tale of how it all took place on one saturday eveing exactly where Ramon, the abusive partner, is in the way residence from function. Josie who will be descibed as, "... an excellent person, peaceful homebody, a sweetypie. " (Morales 343) is leaving Ramon to get a better life for very little and their shortly to be given birth to child, being a mother the girl with in every right to leave. This occurence, of Josie going out of, is something which is certainly not awlays noticed in abusive interactions. Machismo from this particular brief story may be, "... defined as exaggerated manliness. In Latin [culture] really for " the man from the house” to become... the expert of his domain. " (Ricardo A. Lopez, Lack of of Machismo) which is how Ramon opinions himself. He felt him self superior if he bashed on her, "... a man can't be person with this sort of a moist rag about. " (343) Within the frst 6 months of their marriage, Josie tends to make excuses on his behalf just like, " He can't help himself. This individual doesn't mean it. " (343) due to his terrible temper and exactly how he used to boast regarding his strength and because your woman knew that she cannot speak sick of her husband. Like in so many Latino marriages, theirs is a normal one where machismo is actually present to make the female think small , unapreciated, weak and worthless becasue they are...


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