Like Mexicans Gary Soto Essays and Term Papers

  • Literary Analysis of "The Grandfather" by Gary Soto

    "[Gary Soto's] power comes from showing, from painting pictures that allow the reader to feel the wonder promise, and pain of everyday life" (Fabiano185). Gary Soto's writing goes right to the center of the Chicano experience (Dunn 284). In "The Grandfather", Gary Soto presents the feeling of what...

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  • Gary Soto

    Final Essay: Gary Soto Gary Soto, born on April 12th, 1952 is a proud Mexican-American that grew up in a very low class neighborhood in Fresno, California with both of his parents (Gillespie, Becker 100). Soto exclaimed that he was marginal kid; this means that he could have either ended up in...

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  • Gary Soto's Like Mexicans: Personal Experiences

    Gary Soto's Like Mexicans: Personal Experiences My decision to write in response to Gary Soto's work, "Like Mexicans" was influenced for the most part because of the similarities between myself and Gary Soto, and our families included. Gary Soto is a Mexican American male, who grew up in the...

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  • Mexicans Begin Jogging

    The irony of Gary SotoMexicans Begin Jogging” Gary’s SotoMexicans Begin Jogging,” describes an event that happened when he worked in a factory where illegal Mexican workers were employed. Although the poem is simple, Soto brings identity, ironic, drama, and imagery to his audience. The narrative...

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  • Saturday at the Canal Analysis

    Saturday at the Canal Title- It makes me feel like lonely, spending QT time with myself. Paraphrase- I was hoping to be happy when I got to seventeen, School is a DO in my acitivity list. An obnoxious tuba was playing at noon beacuase our, Was going to win. The teacher wanted, To understand...

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  • Essay 1

    in place. Mebane wrote this piece because she “wanted to show what it was like to live under legal segregation before the civil rights act of 1964” (Mebane, 167). On the other hand, the essay “Like Mexicans” written by Gary Soto, the author expresses how is to growing up in the ‘barrio’ and makes a comparison...

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  • Articles

    The Mexican Boy Lecturers Name: Professor Maria Student Name: Ronke Iziogo This is short poem about a Mexican boy showing his zeal and love for a fellow Mexican who happens to be a Mexican baseball player. The story sheds light on the role culture and ethnicity plays in the life of an individual...

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  • In This Culture

    In this Culture Gary Soto and Cathy Song, the authors of Black Hair and Lost Sister, along with so many other ethnic backgrounds in the United States have had to come to terms with their culture. Living in America, it's hard to think outside the box because of stereotypes and pre-dispositions. In...

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  • The Power of Family: No Matter the Situation

    The Power of Family: No Matter The Situation Have you ever looked at the person next to you no matter what race they are and what their family was like? If their family was better than yours? More supportive than yours? Or was just happier than yours? I am sure through everybody's life and problems...

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  • Oragnges Poem

    I chose the poem by Gary Soto “Oranges”, it’s a narrative spoken in first person. The reason for this is, because it spoke of a memory or that one moment that lingers in the mind of us all. In this case a twelve year old boy walking with his girlfriend for the first time and describing all the feelings...

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  • Comparison

    family have changed and it has been proven that happiness does not have to come from this “ideal” family. Stories such as, “Looking for Work” written by Gary Sato and, “An Indian Story” by Roger Jack all disproves this stereotypical theory and shows that other types of family, whether they meet the “ideal”...

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  • Gary Soto Essay

    Gary Soto Essay Juan Martinez Gary Soto was born on April 12, 1952 in Fresno, California and is a Mexican-American author and poet. Gary’s parents are Manuel Soto and Angie Soto. In his youth, he worked in the fields...

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  • Looking for Work or Looking for Wealth

    Jinxing Wang RUID: 148004106 END 2 Looking for work or looking for wealth Gary Soto lived on an underclass society, pursuing to be wealthy to eliminate the poor condition. Compared with the upper-class family model on TV show, the existing family condition...

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  • Myths: Education and Family

    happy with “…no rifts…” (Soto 29) is what negatively impacts society because no one should set a standard on what a family should be like. As a result of this misconception, the ideal family has become the ultimate goal for couples who want the best for their children. Take Gary Soto’s “Looking for Work...

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  • Aredpalmm

    Gary Soto owed much of his successful writing to his childhood years as a Mexican- American, his works were primarily based on his life experiences which helped readers understand and connect his poetry, to their own lives. For instance, in one of Gary Soto’s famous poems “A Red Palm” he portrays an...

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  • Glimpses Into the Past

    and I were best friends, and life was all about having fun. Of course, I was only five at the time. My life was like a sitcom on TV. Boy, how things have changed. The authors Gary Soto and Mike Rose give the reader a glimpse into their childhoods into their stories, “Looking For Work” and “I Just...

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  • Family

    us the readers, the lesion of who can and could be considered family. This important lesson shows how although his Aunt Greta is not immediate family like his father would be; she becomes immediate in his time of need. “My home and academic life improved a lot after I had moved in with Aunt Greta” (Jack...

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  • Looking for Work

    “Looking For Work” In “Looking for Work”, Gary is a 9 year old Hispanic child who wants his family to be more like the traditional white family that he saw in a TV show. For example, on pg.29 "The father looks on in his suit. The mother, decked out earrings and a pearl necklace, cuts into...

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  • American Myths

    money and success are addressed to help one become a critical thinker. “Looking for Work” – Within the short story “Looking for Work” Gary Soto describes a young Mexican boy who is entranced by the thought of a normal looking American family. He loves the idea of a family meal in which all the children...

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  • Four Functions of Management Application

    that some of my young friends were missing an immediate family member so I felt grateful he was still alive. In this chapter, Gary Soto describes his grandpa as the usual Mexican male figure of the house; a hard worker that uses his free time to reflect on ways of bettering himself. His grandfather was...

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