Today in class, we got to talking about the Spanish Tradition of bullfighting. In a bullfight–which are huge sporting events in Spain attended by thousands in stadiums like our football stadiums—matadors attempt to kill a bull.
The matador has a red or purple cape because the red cape represents bravery or courage and the purple one represents like majesty. The matadors wear these clothes called the "suits of light." They are decorative clothing to astonish the crowd instead of wearing some regular clothes. Some people get wounded from the bulls if the horns jab into them. The matador tries to trick the bull by getting really close to it.
Some people think that bullfighting is an example of animal cruelty while others think we should respect it and honor Spanish traditions.
Here’s what we think:
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The New Kid, Lemonhead the Gerbil and JJ Ju.
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