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Latin Women Pray Essay

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Lourdes PerezProfessor FalknorApril 18, 2014"Latin Women Pray" Judith Ortiz CoferIn the poem "Latin Women Pray", Judith Ortiz Cofer states the issue between the Hispanic Women and their churches. Cofer also mentions that these women pray to the God that is not like them. Latin women's faith is so strong that Margarita, ...view middle of the document...

How do these Latin women know that god is listening to their prayers?Cofer also describes how despite those differences the women keep praying to him with the hope that someday they might understand each other "They pray in Spanish to an Anglo God with a Jewish heritage." The author also states that Anglo God is a "great white father", not a Spanish one. They don't speak the same language, they don't share the same culture and of course he will not respond to any of their prayers. I believe that "Latin Women Pray" this seems to indicate that Ortiz Cofer thinks the women's prayers are pointless, and maybe that the women REALIZE that prayer could be pointless, keeping hope alive ( being bilingual) they can to find a reason to keep their faith. .

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