Paul Lagan And Ben Alirez: A Literary Analysis

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The authors Paul Langan and Ben Alirez use characterization to show the theme how innocent people are victims of gang violence. Lagan and Alirez use the mom and Martin to show how innocent victims suffer. On page 14, the authors depict the mom with misery on her face through Martin eyes, “Even when she managed to stop, there were quiet tears rolling from her eyes, sparkling on her face like tiny shards of broken glass.” This shows that innocent people can also affect by violence. The mom with the big wound in her heart, and that wound even worse than physical wound, will last the rest of her life: The mom lost her little son without official reason. Not only she lost her little son but also her big son: Martin. When Martin sunk hader into the

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