ENG125 Ashford University We Came All the Way from Cuba Analysis


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Question Description

You will be writing a literary analysis over “We Came All the Way from Cuba so You Could Dress Like This?” By Achy Obejas

Working Thesis: Changing your identity through family or social pressure may not define you better than naturally finding a way and a place to be!

Assignment Instructions

In this assignment, you will refine that thesis and essay even further and develop your argument. You are required to incorporate your instructor’s feedback in your Final Paper and to take peer feedback into consideration.

In your paper,

  • Create a detailed introduction that contains a thesis that offers a debatable claim based on one of the prompts on the list.
  • Apply critical thought by analyzing the primary source you selected from the approved List of Literary Works. Avoid summary and personal reflection.
  • Develop body paragraphs that contain clear topic sentences and examples that support the argument.
  • Write a conclusion that reaffirms the thesis statement and includes a summary of the key ideas in essay.
  • Apply your knowledge of literary elements and other concepts in your response to the prompt. Reference the list of literary techniques found in Week Two of the course and discussion forums.
  • Incorporate research from the primary and secondary sources.


The Literary Analysis

  • Must be four to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student's name
    • Course name and number
    • Paper prompt #
    • Instructor's name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use one primary source and two secondary scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
    • The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

I will attach my annotated bibliography for you to reference to. Thank you in advance!’

Final Answer


Running Head: Literacy Analysis


Literacy Analysis

Literacy Analysis


Literary Analysis

“We Came All the Way
from Cuba so You Could Dress Like That?” By
Achy Obejas

Literacy Analysis


Thesis: Changing your identity through family or social pressure may not define you better than naturally
finding a way and a place to be!


“We came all the way from Cuba so you could dress like this?” The protagonist in this episode is
under pressure from her family and the society to uphold their cultural inclination; she is under pressure
from her comrades at the university to match their trend; she is under pressure from the thought that she
can find her real identity only when she returns and indeed settles in Cuba! Her original homeland-all in a bid
to find her identity.
The narration switches between the narrator’s experiences at the immigration office, like one with a
Catholic former-prostitute who foreshadows the narrator’s sexuality, and her life in America in the years
after, like her father’s criticism of her Americanized wardrobe, the source of the story’s title. -Throughout
the story, she struggles with finding her identity.
The narrator struggles so much to match her college mates through adapting to their dress code, this
does not define her; the society and indeed her father’s push for her to maintain a particular way of dressing
does little to give her real identity. Her ideologies differ with those of her parents: what they expect of her in
terms of career-her father wishing that she becomes a lawyer or judge while the mother thinks of her as a

Literacy Analysis


news anchor. She studies optometry at the university and against her mother’s wish that she would be

calm, settle for studies and eventually have a family-happily married; she agitates for liberty for the
gay. In the quest for identity, she comes out as the voice of rebellion against national bellicosity and
heterosexist oppression as well as an advocate of consciousness raising.
Her father always ...

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