Elements of folklore in “House of Houses” by Pat Mora

dc.contributor.authorSeiler, Nadezhda
dc.contributor.committeeChairPhyllis Bridges
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBurns, Hugh
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-05T22:42:05Z
dc.date.available2018-02-05T22:42:05Z
dc.date.issued8/30/2002
dc.description.abstractGrowing up in an immigrant family in America is a challenge for individuals, for they face the dilemma of abandoning their cultural identity through assimilation into the mainstream Anglo-American culture. Pat Mora, a Mexican-American writer, in her memoir House of Houses develops the theme of the preservation of one's ethnic self through folk elements—storytelling, proverbs, sayings, recipes, home remedies, and beliefs—which serve as links among generations. The thesis examines how folk customs and traditions, passed down from generation to generation through storytelling, daily educating of the young by the elders, observing the family rituals, nurturing earth, and preserving the native language, help the characters of Houses of Houses withstand the cultural clashes in America, embrace the mainstream culture, and sustain their ancestral heritage as well.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11274/9132
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciencesen_US
dc.subjectCultural Identity
dc.subjectImmigrant Familiesen_US
dc.subjectMexican-American Literature
dc.subjectLanguage, literature, and linguisticsen_US
dc.titleElements of folklore in “House of Houses” by Pat Moraen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish, Speech, and Foreign Languages
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's University
thesis.degree.levelMaster
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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