I would like for you to look at your past and your family members and think about which half of your family is closest to their ethnic roots (MY MOTHER’S SIDE). Once decided you can start down the road of discovery.
Research the reasoning and ideas that are part of that ethnic or racial or religious group that you identify with (MEXICAN-AMERICAN AND CATHOLIC 22 YEAR OLD WOMAN) to give the reader of your work an idea why, where or when some of these customs began and possible rationales for them (FROM MY MEXICAN CATHOLIC FAMILY). This work should portray your experiences along with the group that you identify with, and the comfort level and possible deviation to that grand scheme you or your family has experienced, when dealing with death or dying.
Your work should: