Write a brief essay about representations of brazil as a “locus

 Representations of Brazil have long alternated between the edenic and the infernal, or between the erotic and the exotic. Using this clip from the animated film Rio as a starting point, and bringing in pertinent readings, discussions and film clips (e.g., Disney’s The Three Caballeros and Carmen Miranda), write a brief essay about representations of Brazil as a “locus exoticus.” 



– Thesis must be clear in the introduction + coherent paragraphs (aka no rambling)

– 3-4 pages (about 1200 words in the body)

– Cover page + Works Cited page

– Cite from sources provided + additional sources are okay