Snow Julia Alvaro Analysis

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Analysis of “Snow” by Julia Alvarez In this short story, the main character, Yolanda, is a young girl who has just immigrated to the United States. She is still trying to learn the language and get accustomed to the cultural difference. She goes to a Catholic school and sits in the front of the classroom so that the teacher, Sister Zoe, can tutor her personally and teach her English. Unfortunately, this occurs during the Cuban missile crisis era and many of the words Sister Zoe teaches her have to deal with that such as “nuclear bomb” and “radioactive fallout”. In order to better describe these words, she draws a picture of a mushroom cloud on the blackboard with little specks near it, representing
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