American Me Analysis

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Vinton E. Breedlove Western Governors University American Me, by Ninfa Miranda-Maloney, is about an immigrant from Mexico who comes to America searching for the American dream. She shows a racial aspect when she says, “kissed your white land, broke my back, sweat a few tears for a piece of the dream”, (Maloney, n.d. lines 27, 28, 29). The Mexican worker is working extremely hard for a white man on his white land. The line, “Fifty years of American me, still smell the onions on my fingertips,” (Maloney, n.d. lines 31, 33, 34), shows social aspects. The worker still works in the onion field 50 years after he came to America. Maloney also shows ethnic aspects when she uses
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