"The Mixquiahuala Letters" ( Ana Castillo ) Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"The Mixquiahuala Letters" ( Ana Castillo )
Analyzes this novel about two women whose relationship is based on letters.
# 14059 | 1,575 words | 3 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Feb 05, 2003 in Literature (General) , English (Analysis)


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"Ana Castillo's The Mixquiahuala Letters is a novel about the difficulty of friendship in which the shared past of two women, Alicia and Teresa, is recounted and reflected on in letters from Teresa. But this simple description belies the wealth of complications in the novel; not the least of which is the breakdown of the friendship or, at least, of the communication between the pair. For, despite the intensity of the connection over the decade they have known each other, the letters from Teresa make it clear that the two women have, in the long run, missed each other--in the sense of never having managed to fully comprehend each other. The immediately apparent cause of this failed connection is the random noise generated by patriarchal power plays that seems to clutter up their channels of communication. The problem, however, also casts a wider net."

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