Into The Beautiful North Character Analysis

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“Everything passes” is a statement that Nayeli’s father Pepe wrote to her (47; ch.7). Was he implying that eventually all the priorities in life aren’t as important as they once were? In the beginning of the novel, Urrea assigned different emotions to each character, and at the end of the novel, each character unfolds. The main characters are trying to go on a journey to the United States to bring back seven men to help save their village. They finish their task, but the outcome expected, isn’t the one the readers received. In Luis Alerto Urrea’s novel Into the Beautiful North, some of the characters in the novel act fearless, while others are beyond scared; the differences in each character are inspiring to readers.
Nayeli acts fearless throughout the whole novel. She keeps her dreams in front of her, and is always reaching for them. Nayeli keeps God in her favor also. She states, “If God is with us,” Nayeli pontificated, “what harm can befall us” (59; ch. 8). On this journey, this is very ironic; although the friends are trying to bring back men to their town, they are doing it illegally, and thinking God will have their backs. Once Nayeli and her
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When he met Naylei at the dump, he confronted her with being big and bold. He startled her at first, but then she realized that he would protect her. He started off being confident, and that is why Nayeli stuck with him. Atomiko states, “If we get separated and you get caught, I’ll meet you where they drop off the deportees in Tijuana” (142; ch. 15). Atomiko stays strong, and eventually meets back up with the girls, and it seems as if he has super powers. He refrains from acting scared also, but I think when he is separated from the group, that he gets scared inside, just slightly. Towards the end of the journey, Nayeli isn’t sure if she wants to take him back to Tres Camarones, and his emotions start to reveal as he tries to convince

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