The book is about a boy named Francisco and his family are immigrants from Mexico. The family comes to the United States to work to support the family. The family is poor so they have to send Francisco, his older brother Roberto, and Papa to work. While Francisco and Roberto have to go to school. One day the family gets sent back to Mexico but Francisco and Roberto stay for school. The name of the main character is Francisco Jimenez his nickname is Pancito. Francisco lived in Santa Maria with his family. Francisco’s main goal is to graduate high school and to go to college. Francisco achieve his goal by getting a scholarship to go to college, and Papa went to go see Francisco graduate high school. The character name is Papa and he is the father of Francisco Jimenez. Papa’s problem is he is always negative. Papa is working against Francisco because he is doing all this work and papa doesn’t like when Francisco does …show more content…
The book is in the past which is in 1940s. The place is in Mexico and the family does not have a lot to deal with and when they went to the United States they were struggling. The family were going through even more struggle when Roberto left when he got married. The theme of the book is telling about Francisco’s life and what he went through. The message in the book is to be great for what you have because they are other people who have less than you. If you see someone struggling with something just try to help out. Also try to be kind to others because you don’t know what they are going through. What I liked about the book is when Papa came to Francisco graduation. The part of the book that i didn’t like is when Papa didn’t go to most of Francisco’s graduation’s. I would recommend this book to a friend because it tells you about how to appreciate what you have and never complain, they are other people that are struggling because they don’t have what you
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The names of the group of people in this story were many and will be remembered. Jose de Jesus Rodriguez a man that traveled for the first time to the U.S. Enrique Landeros Garcia was a man who got lost and coming from San Pedro Altepepan, who had a wife Octavia and a child named Alexis who didn’t want him to go but he wanted to better their life. Reyno Bartolo Hernandez was a friend of Enrique and was a coffee farmer and was married to Agustina. Lorenzo Ortiz Hernandez, from the same place as Enrique and Reyno, he had five children and a wife and he didn’t have enough money to afford to keep up with the family so he went to better the life of his family. Reymundo Barreda Maruri and his son traveled because once again there was no work in Mexico
Rafael, The Kid, The Myth, The Legend Have you ever thought to yourself that Middle School would be the most boring and drudging experience of your life because your teachers barely ever give you any freedom, I mean think about it, Middle School is exactly like jail, but in jail, you get a phone call. Throughout this book you will see how Rafael Khatchadorian breaks almost every single rule and goes on perilous adventures with his best friend Leo. As you read this book you will be put into Rafael 's prodigious imagination, and experience what it 's like to have slight problems with the authority, and unfortunately, these things collide big time when he enters into middle school where students have to pay attention to the rules and never get caught doing substandard things. With help from his best friend/brother Leo, the mischievous kid concocts schemes to drive his tyrannical principle absolutely insane, while also using his glamour and charm to impress the love of his life, Jeanne and fight back the bullies. Therefore stating that this book shows that life is filled with all kinds of choices.
What I found most striking about “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz, is that when you take away the Dominican mother, the Dominican abuelita, the fuku , the Spanglish, and the cultural references, Lola and Oscar, appear to suffer the trials and tribulations we all do as teenagers. As Junot Diaz immerses the reader in their tumultuous lives from the Dominican Republic to Paterson, New Jersey, you discover that Oscar and Lola are teenagers navigating the same physical and emotional roads we all did growing up. Oscar does not want to die a virgin and Lola wants to be independent. The mother clamors to provide for her children just like single mothers everywhere. Oscar was a “social introvert”, (Diaz, 2007, p. 22), finding
Alvarez and her family have a lot of trauma considering there lives in the dominican republic and living under the dictator,through it all alvarez's parents raised a daughter who would share their story in a fashionable matter that told the story how it was.
The author's attitude towards the boys in this novel is ignorant and emotional. This novel is composed of vignettes that show Esperanza learn about the true power of language and the struggle for self- definition. While befriending Sally, she learns more about boys and matures sexually. During the year, Esperanza develops her first crush and even endures sexual assault. From this, her first impression and ignorance over the topic of boys and having the thought process that girls and boys live in different worlds, awakens Esperanza and teaches her an important lesson and becomes to an eyeopening experience.
Papa is an intriguing character whose main purpose, as he sees it, is to provide for his family. He makes his money as a mechanic at the Martinez garage. Long nights accompanied with the buzzing and whirring of engines sum up his days. The grinning grills of the cars motivate him and make the time away from home easier. Working like a dog all day leaves him constantly stressed and exhausted.
Then he realizes that he was not going to stay with his money when he die. At the end, he helped his employee with a monetary situation. Further, he went to his nephew’s Christmas dinner. Significantly, this novel helps people retrain the meaning of being humble and kind with others. Something that is very important about this novel is that it teaches a lesson of helping others, because you are not going to stay with your money when you die.
Family is the most powerful weapon for people to live a delighted life. In the book, “Before we were free” and “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez spoke about the brave families who struggled to bring freedom to the entire country. All the Mirable sister supported each other when they need each other help. “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Alvarez mentioned about Minerva, the main character of the book who fight against the dictator, Trujillo. Similarly, “Before we were free” Alvarez talked about Anita’s father and his fellow who fought against the ruler and bring freedom to the country.
The memoir details the struggles and freedoms of a young woman in a new land. In her memoir, Santiago reveals the history of her life and her family in the Puerto Rican Island. She was the first born to her parents, even though she says her father has an older daughter she has never seen. Santiago tells how her parents’ relationship was on the rocks because her mother suspected her dad was unfaithful (Santiago 107).
It taught me that strength and perseverance can make a significant impact in life. I also learned that forgiveness and the ability to forgive is much more powerful than I ever realized. This novel sucked me into the story and its characters and took me on an emotional ride of highs and lows. Finally, it forced me to reevaluate my previous judgement of the homeless.
MS.226 Allison Rangasammy 801 January 27, 2017 The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez Type of Book: AutoBiography Number of Pages: 134 Date Began Reading: January 11, 2017 Date Completed Reading: January 18, 2017 Summary: Panchito and his family pass under a wire fence to steal across the border from their native Mexico to California. According to the text, “Papa spotted a small hole underneath the fence”... “We all crawled through like snakes.” Once they arrive, work is hard to find.