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What determines one’s space? Many associations can be made based on social class and ones culture that have an underlying outcome to one’s space. Culture has a vast effect on the makeup of one’s space, as well as one’s social class because it establishes location and living conditions. In Judith Ortiz Cofer’s essay “Silent Dancing,” her parents are recent immigrants from Puerto Rico and the family has a strong cultural background that is shown throughout the essay. Growing up in a strong background with parents who place tremendous values on their ancestry and their culture characteristics has a profound effect on determining not only what ones space will look like, but also on how one views their environment.

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SOCIAL CLASS AND CULTUREOzzy ReyesDevry University- ENG108What determines ones space? Many associations can be made based on social class and ones culture that have an underlying outcome to ones space. Culture has a vast effect on the makeup of ones space, as well as ones social class because it establishes location and living conditions. In Judith Ortiz Cofers essay Silent Dancing, her parents are recent immigrants from Puerto Rico and the family has a strong cultural background that is shown throughout the essay. Growing up in a strong background with parents who place tremendous values on their ancestry and their culture characteristics has a profound effect on determining not only what ones space will look like, but also on how one views their environment. In Cofers essay Silent Dancing, her family are recent immigrants to the United States from Puerto Rico. Cofers father wanted to move to the states to provide his family with more opportunities and a better way of life as opposed to their living situation back in Puerto Rico. Not much is written about Cofers past in Puerto Rico, besides them living in a single family house. One can come to conclusion that Puerto Rico was nothing like where the family lives now when Cofer states, My mother was as new to this concept of beehive life as I was (Ortiz, n.p.). The small apartment that Cofer moved into contained thin walls, where everything co

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