How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

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In the novel How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, does the final episode with the kitten suggest anything about this process?

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This is a fairly tough and challenging image to deconstruct.  Part of the reason is because it is so emotional and so powerful on an affective level.  I think that the first thing that has to be established is how one perceives Yolanda, in terms of her identity and sense of self.  Ask yourself if she ever feels completely "at home" in the homeland of the...

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