How do cultural stereotypes and gender roles impact the characters in the The Poet X

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Stereotypes about culture and gender have a significant impact on several characters in The Poet X. These effects are readily observable within Xiomara’s family. Elizabeth Acevedo shows how the forces of culture and gender act together in shaping the characters’ identities and their behavior toward each other.

One place where the combination of culture and gender clearly affects a character is in Xiomara’s twin brother, Xavier. Because he...

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Last Updated by eNotes Editorial on April 2, 2020