Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department or Program

Foreign Languages and Literatures


Albuixech, Lourdes


This research examines the identity struggle that the Honduran immigrant Alejandra Paniagua, a character from El regreso de una wetback, and many Hondurans deal with when trying to make a life in the U.S.. It also analyzes topics such as national identity, ethnic loyalty, the fiction-reality lifestyle in the United States, and many more aspects proposed in the book by Denia Nelson. The writer exposes how poverty, mainly, forces Latin Americans to travel abroad in order to find a job that can provide their families the income they need to survive.