It is so emotional that "they are not even called Mexicans when they found dead, they called ILLEGAL aliens or illegals." Even though the article starts with the story of de haro telling how he got shot dead, it talks overall the Mexicans sad life on the border and after they got in to U.S. Their life is not even worth to life of a dog or a used car. I think the authors did a good job or explains a lot on pathos part making it so emotional by using the word dehumanization relating to the case of a guy who was fined a three years sentence for killing a dog. However, the life of de haro was not even equal to the life of that
In on of these near death moments, the duo were starving and with their only source of nourishment being a handful of raisins. That night the two sat around their campfire in silence being unable to come up with something to say. During this silence, the man thought to himself "The world shrinking down about a raw core of parsible entities. The names of things slowly following those things into oblivion. Colors.
All they had was rotten potatoes, beans, and bread to eat every day. So there were no favorable or enjoyable food for them to eat, in fact, it was just so disgusting for them to eat that sometimes they would throw it up. And just to make it worse, Mr Van Daan was caught stealing bread just for himself. Pretty selfish of him, considering that they had little food to make due with in the first place Before that crisis, the families had to divide the food or rations up evenly by 8 people. Think about that, they have barely any food, but still had to divide the food up by 8 people?
Then we have no running water, which got to me after 10 minutes of feeling dirty every single day, I remember going to bed some nights with feet that were covered in dirt, and just feeling completely discussed and filthy. Then we had no power besides a gas generator which we only used when my step dad was using power tools to try and finish are uncompleted structure that would soon become our
Stereotypes are something people hear all the time no matter where they are. When I was ten, I went to McDonalds with my family and when we were going to order, the cashier took one glance at us and told his Mexican coworker to take his place because he did not speak Spanish. The cashier figured that we did not speak English due to the darker color of our skin tone. Language barrier is one of the many stereotypes people assume about Mexicans because of their skin tone, as well as them being uneducated and people inferring them to be criminals. The effects of these stereotypes are disgraceful and ruthless.
The most obvious difference between that two places are quality of life. Most people in Wellpinit are poor. They often lack of basic necessities, such as food and gas money, the only way for Junior got rid of hungry is sleeping and he felt the “existence of God” just because a good piece of Kentucky Fried Chicken. (Sherman Alexie, Why Chicken Means So Much to Me, “Absolutely true…”). They don’t have ability to retain what they cherish, like Oscar, Junior’s dog also one of his best friends, when it got sick his parents cannot pay for the treatment in vet.
Lunch was held by the creek where they talked about Tub’s diet, which he hates like every other human in the world. Once again, a joke was made about Tub and resulted in Kenny slapping his knee in laughter. He states that his cause for his weight gain is in his glands, me interpreting this thinks he means his thyroid. Then, there was something they haven’t seen in so long, tracks. The tracks led over another fence which was right next to a no hunting sign.
Elie, who once would have been fully active in the prayer service, now stood watching the prayer service like a stranger. Elie also does not fast for Yom Kippur: “I did not fast...And then, there was no reason for me to fast. I no longer accepted God’s silence. As I swallowed my ration of soup, I turned that act into a symbol of rebellion, of protest against Him” (69). Elie is fed up with God being silent in a time when His people were being tortured and killed.
So, he finally asked her why she wasn’t eating the chicken with his brother and himself. She responded saying that she does not hurt anything. Followed by informing him that the chicken he is eating is actually chicken. He was instantly disgusted, in shock and torn. He was not able to finish eating the chicken, he was in disbelief.
Scotty: Dude look at all those Mexicans crossing the border illegally and stealing our jobs! It makes me really mad!! Why can’t they just stay in their own country? Neeyal: Scotty, you can’t say stuff like that. Those “Mexicans” come here to provide a better life for their families.
(Diaz, 144,191) Anyone who didn’t follow order was usually killed, for example on the march to Mexico when Cortes finds out that some of the caciques and papas were secretly betraying him he killed several of them. “Then Cortés told them that the King’s law decreed such treachery should not go unpunished, and they must die for their crime….they received a blow they will remember forever, for we killed many of them, and the promises of their false idols were of no avail.” (Diaz, 199) Cortés’ campaign was fueled by violence and false promises of brotherhood, there was never going to be a bond between Cortés and a bunch of uncivilized people. Cortés wanted power and wealth and he succeeded in doing