90 Miles To Havana By Enrique Flores-Galbis: Theme Analysis

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Desmond Tutu once wrote, “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are them.” In the story, 90 Miles to Havana, by Enrique Flores-Galbis, the theme of the novel is, Family sticks together and matters most.

Initially, in chapters 1-11 of the book on page 64, Enrique Flores-Galbis wrote, “Gordo’s temper has a low tipping point; pass that point and he’s capable of almost anything.” This supports my theme because when Gordo was fighting Caballo the reason why he was fighting him was that Gordo wanted to protect his brothers. Gordo was fighting for his brothers and to keep what was left of his family together.

Next, in chapters 12-22 of 90 miles to Havana, Enrique Flores- Galbis once wrote, “ When Gordo turns back toward the plate he’s got that crazy, mad-bull face, and now I can’t talk to him. It's no use.I know Gordo, he's going to strike him out.” This supports my theme because Gordo once again was fighting with Caballo to keep his brothers safe. This explains my theme because Gordo was fighting for what was left of his family. But, this was right before Julian’s brothers left. …show more content…

‘OK, they can come, but you have to listen closely to my instructions.” This supports my theme family sticks together because Julian was trying to bribe Tomas by helping him. To bring back his parents. Just like later in the book when Julian was getting oranges for Tomas- ade the truck driver made it so that Tomas would get the oranges for free in return he would bring the truck drivers family back to

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