I Rigoberta Menchu Analysis

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In the book I, Rigoberta Menchu recounts the life of a Quinche girl in Guatemala. Rigoberta story reflects the indigenous people’s lives struggling to survive in their own land claimed by others. The narrative starts with Rigoberta introducing herself and says, “My story is the story of all poor Guatemalans. My personal experience is the reality of a whole people.” Community is very important and plays a big role in the lives of her people which can be seen when a child is born, “The child is then entrusted with the responsibility for his community and told to abide by the rules.” From that point on the child must follow the customs and culture of the people and must not speak about the community to the outside. Even with a sense of community