“The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez” by Americo Paredes

“The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez” by Americo Paredes

In 500 words, answer the following questions after you read “The Ballad.” 1.How does the ballad presents the border conflict between Anglo-Americans and Mexican Americans? 2. In which ways is Cortez made heroic? How is he depicted? What is his defense in justifying his killing of the Major Sheriff? 3. Based on the readings in MEXICANOS and the Ballad, is Mr Cortez a hero or a horse thief and murderer?