Title

The Need to Believe and Invent in a Superior Being as Seen in Mexican Culture

Lead Author Major

Speech-Language Pathology and Spanish Language & Literature

Format

Oral Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Martin Camps

Faculty Mentor Department

Spanish

Abstract/Artist Statement

In my paper, titled: “The Need to Believe and Invent in a Superiror Being as seen in Mexican culture" I study the novel "La mujer que quiso ser Dios" by Mexican writer Luis Arturo Ramos (Veracruz, 1947). This novel deals with a Mexican women who leads a community to believe she has been spoken to by God and has been sent to save the community from despair. I study this novel from the perspective of Mexican belief system within Hispanic culture. My paper concentrates with the ideal of a universal obligation for believing in some type of God. I also offer an analysis of Luis Arturo Ramos’ narrative styles and how he was able to “fabricate a religion“ within the narrative. Hispanic ideals on the essentials of faith and the behavior a “good“ Catholic are also important topics on my paper. Lastly, I study how cultural norms relating to faith being passed down throughout generations and the significance of their role of society.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Room 211

Start Date

25-4-2015 10:00 AM

End Date

25-4-2015 12:00 PM

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The Need to Believe and Invent in a Superior Being as Seen in Mexican Culture

DeRosa University Center, Room 211

In my paper, titled: “The Need to Believe and Invent in a Superiror Being as seen in Mexican culture" I study the novel "La mujer que quiso ser Dios" by Mexican writer Luis Arturo Ramos (Veracruz, 1947). This novel deals with a Mexican women who leads a community to believe she has been spoken to by God and has been sent to save the community from despair. I study this novel from the perspective of Mexican belief system within Hispanic culture. My paper concentrates with the ideal of a universal obligation for believing in some type of God. I also offer an analysis of Luis Arturo Ramos’ narrative styles and how he was able to “fabricate a religion“ within the narrative. Hispanic ideals on the essentials of faith and the behavior a “good“ Catholic are also important topics on my paper. Lastly, I study how cultural norms relating to faith being passed down throughout generations and the significance of their role of society.