• Race in My Community
    , Dutch, Irish, Mexican, Chinese, and American Indian) there are few individuals who are similar to me or my children. It often appears as if we as a society have not come as far as some would like to believe. Most want to believe that a simple thing such as ones race is no longer a determining factor...
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  • Hey Whaos
    In the world everybody sins, and some do it purposely and some do it by accident. In the autobiography by Gary Soto, he tells of his past self of stealing a pie from a German market. His lust for the pie is just too great, but the guilt is just as bad as getting beat for stealing a pie. In this...
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  • Essays
    In this piece written by Gary Soto he recreates his experience of stealing a pie as a six-year-old. Imagery is one of the tools he uses to make you feel like you are there with him, going through the same experience. He uses vivid details and descriptions of people and places so you can picture...
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  • Precis Essay on "Fear"
    Précis Essay on “Fear” In his short story, “Fear”, Chicano author Gary Soto conveys that people can sympathize with what they fear and feel shamed for their actions and thoughts against it. He illustrates this by using his own experience in school as a prisoner to Frankie, an emotionally...
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  • Emotional Rollercoaster
    Dalton Capps Senior English Period 6 Essay 11/14/2013 Emotional Rollercoaster In the story, The Jacket by Gary Soto is about a boy who wants a jacket but previous jacket have failed. He tells his mom what kid of jacket he wants and it’s a nice description of leather. Although he thinks that...
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  • Idea of Family Paper
    our growing family. Similar to Gary Soto’s Story, “Looking for Work”, there is a young boy who tries his best to make his family look like the mythic families he had been seeing on television. He was shown over and over again the importance of economic status, and wealth in order to have a...
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  • The Importance of Gender Roles
    successful and have a positive outcome in life. The relationship with parents and their child is significant to growth. In Looking for Work, the scenario changes a bit. Gary Soto describes a short piece of his life when he was younger. He desired to have a perfect family just like a television...
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  • Journal for Crossing Cultures Text Book
    a guy I’m always trying to look my best everywhere I go just to feel good . The Jacket After reading this text, I understood that growing up Mr. Gary Soto and his family was very poor, and his family went threw many struggles, like almost every family of immigrants that came to the United States...
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  • The Pie Essay
    In an excerpt from his autobiographical narrative, A Summer Life, by Gary Soto shows his first time stealing through allusions, diction, personification, imagery and similes. Soto begins his story by detailing the event of stealing a pie at the age of six. He uses biblical allusion and religious...
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  • Gbfgb
    such as Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. But only when she was introduced to the Chicago writing scene in college and graduate school did Cisneros come in contact with Chicano writers. Later, Chicano writers like Gary Soto, Loma Dee Cervantes, and Alberto Rfos were also among her...
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  • Mothers and Daughters
    Z’s Essay: “Mother and Daughter” Parents will do Anything “Mother and Daughter” is a short story by Gary Soto about an eighth grader named Yollie who goes to a school dance. Her mother always has all sorts of crazy ideas of ways to do nice things for Yollie. In this story, Gary Soto shows that...
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  • American Families - Essay
    family is more than what you see on television. Gary Soto aspired to have the perfect family when he was a child. He watched leave it to Beaver and he wanted what he saw on the TV. He thought that his family would only truly be happy if they were like the family on Father Knows Best...
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  • Dysfuctional Family Life
    Soto, (2004) an author of New and Selected Poems, displays his family in contrast to an ideal family, portrayed by the television shows like "Leave It to Beaver" and "Father Knows Best." These families are portrayed as to leading very comfortable lives filled with nothing but love. There were never...
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  • Seventh Grade
    Short Story Analysis Title: “Seventh Grade” Author: Gary Soto Vocabulary: - Conviction: belief -Elective: optional course or subject -Sheepishly: in ashy or embarrassed way Setting: The setting of the story is in the past, in Fresno, California at a school...
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  • 1950's Nostalgia
    . Starting a “functional” family was considered successful. An idle family to them was not only getting along, but focused also on appearance. Like the show Leave it to Beaver where the mother is “decked out in earrings and a pearl necklace.” (Soto, 29). The children and father also had to look prim...
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  • Evolution of Society
    footsteps. They were mainly interested in marriage. Starting a “functional” family was considered successful. An idle family to them was not only getting along, but focused also on appearance. Like the show Leave it to Beaver where the mother is “decked out in earrings and a pearl necklace.” (Soto, 29...
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  • Success is Key; Failure is not an Option
    there are only some that I have a hard time meeting but I do. Works Cited Momaday, N. Scott. “The Way To Rainy Mountain.” The Blair Reader. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Laurie G. Kirszner, 2002. 36-41. Print. Soto, Gary. “One Last Time” The Blair Reader. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Laurie G. Kirszner, 2002. 12-19. Print. ...
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  • Myth of Model Family
    ” (18). This idea has been so widely accepted due to the attention that it has received in the media. Like Gary Soto in “Looking for Work” the perfect family misleads people into thinking what is truth and what is fiction. Of course the truth is that there is no such thing as the “perfect” family...
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    . Name:__________________________________________Date:_________________________Period:______ “One Last Time” by Gary Soto Directions: Read each of the following questions. Then choose the letter of the best answer and write your answer on the line next to the number. 1. ______Soto showed...
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  • Oranges
    Oranges by Gary Soto MT Eng 125 Mrs. MacGrotty Aug 22, 2011 Oranges Gary Soto’s Orange is a nice, romantic and sympathetic poem. The poem tells a story about a boy and his fondness of a little girl he liked. The boy likes the little girl and wants to express his feelings for her by buying...
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