Another Promised Land: Literary Analysis

Another Promised Land: Literary Analysis


Migration in search for better working opportunities led to the diversity in communities. In the USA, different races and native groups co-exist in the society. The American culture has become the overall way of life for all of these groups. Nonetheless, it is essential to remain connected to one’s background. Therefore, events and festivals are organized through the year where people can celebrate their origins. I attended the ‘Another promised land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico’ event that provided a rich history of the Mexican culture.

Event, location and date

‘Another promised land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico’ is an event that takes place at the Skirball cultural center. The event was hosted between September the fourteenth and February the twenty-fifth. It showcases various aspects of the Mexican culture as Brenner viewed the culture herself. Typically, accessing the event requires a payment of entry charges that vary depending on one age and whether one is a member of the cultural center. However, on Thursdays entry is free. The event is open between midday and five pm.

Background information on the event

The event pay focus on Anita Brenner’s work and her role in the Mexican culture. In her life, Brenner played an integral part in translating Mexican arts, culture, and history in the United States. She provided a Mexican perspective on the expectations and experiences of fellow Americans when they migrated to the United States, another promised land. Brenner worked with other artists of Mexican descent to translate their culture and ensure that their ways were transferred to the future generations. The event presents arts and Mexican visual culture in the perspective of these artists. The Skirball’s display provided an immersive ordeal of noteworthy disclosure and accentuated Brenner’s impact. She motivated other artists and was instrumental in acquainting the American people with Mexican history and culture.

What I learnt

Having attended the event on multiple times, I did get to see Brenner’s works among other artists. Brenner was a writer who narrated her experiences and sought to demonstrate and share her people’s culture with Americans. Her people had migrated to North America in search of better opportunities. Brenner, therefore, narrated Mexican culture and history through her book idols, as well as, visual arts. Her work sought to merge Mexican past with the modern Mexican culture.

This event provides a detailed insight of the Mexican culture. It gives a detailed history of the culture that existed during her times. It included all aspects of the culture in the most appropriated presentation. Brenner also combined her works with other artists inspiring them to tell their story and uphold their culture. These attempts were aimed at showing the North American people the way of a Mexican. It also created a sense of belonging among its people.  As a display of immersive Mexican culture, the event was attended by various people irrespective of their background. However, it was notable that the Mexican community was significant. The event provided a better understanding of their culture that was not eroded by the overall American culture. It created a sense of belonging. However, some differences did stand out….End of Preview….

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