Papa And Francisco In Jimenez's The Circuit

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Papa was the father of the main character Francisco in the novel The Circuit. To begin with, Papa was brave, worried and hopeful. For instance, Papa found a way to bypass the barbed wire. “According to Papa this was la Frontera” (Jimenez 4). Papa did not fear crossing the border to California. Papa was worried about finding a job. For instance, Papa exclaimed, shaking his head, “we were told we’d find work right away” (Jimenez 6). The foreman was excused as he said that the strawberries won’t be ready to be picked until a later point in time and he ultimately walked away. Papa spent most of his time smoking cigarettes and moving from place to place to find a job. Papa was hopeful to come to California because he thought that he could live a
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