Critical Questions: “The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria” 1. Make a comprehensive list of the musical, literary, and cultural allusions made in this piece. What do such allusions require of the reader? 2. In your view, what is the inferred thesis of this piece? 3. Cofer relies heavily on narrative and reflection in her essay. Give five examples of stories and/or reflection of the past Cofer uses to make support her thesis. 4. Make a comprehensive list of the stereotypes of Latin women that Cofer mentions in the essay. 5. What are the cultural attributes of Puerto Rican culture and how have these been “lost in translation” when encountered outside Puerto Rico? 6. Make list of 5 critical questions that you would like to discuss with the class based on this essay.