Discussion Question


 Choose two of the stories  listed below and consider the ways in which the texts depict and comment  on cultural conflict or the "clashing of cultures." How does the "new,"  "popular," or "official" culture compete with a traditional, unpopular,  or personal belief in your stories? Which culture "wins"? What do you  think these authors (Cisernos, Marquez, Cofer) hope to preserve by  writing their stories?   

  • Cisneros, “Woman Hollering Creek” p. 99
  • Marquez, “The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings,” p. 164 
  • Cofer, “Volar” p. 399 

Book: Kelly, Joseph, ed. The Seagull Book of Stories. / ISBN: 


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