Ana Castillo's "Subtitles" as Film, Metaphor and Identity

Lozano-Alonso, Angélica
October 2009
Confluencia;Fall2009, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p46
Short Story Review
The article analyzes the short story "Subtitles," by Ana Castillo. The author comments how the protagonist of the story describes her life as a foreign film and suggests that Castillo uses the metaphor of motion pictures to investigate changes in the identity of the protagonist. She notes the use of irony and cliché by Castillo in her depiction of the U.S.-Mexican borderlands.


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