Our main characters, Lennie and George, are two people with a simple dream: “[they’re going to] have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs,”(Steinbeck, 119). In short, they want to own a small farm and “live off the fatta the lan,”(119) in order to be set for the rest of their lives. Now, their dream isn’t far fetched, and if they work
Papa moved to the United States because he did not like what was happening with his family. Papa thought the “teahouse”, a place that serves tea, that his father started was a insult to the family name. Papa’s goal was to make his name great in the United States. To his dismay he finds himself becoming imprisoned in an internment camp,
Getting down to Nebraska was harsh and the trail was dusty. The children like me had to take care of the animals. Jim, Antonia and myself became really good friends after living next door to each other for a while and we do everything together. When I work, I help my dad to plant and harvest crops and hunt for food. We planted and harvested corn, potatoes, pumpkin, wheat, peas, carrots and tomatoes.
The family must work on it until they have enough money to pay it off, this process takes three years. The man you sold the farm to the Haskins, Jim Butler, now realizes the worth of it and raises the
I started to lose touch with the Mexican side of me. My Spanish started to lag, stopped celebrating our holidays, and only focused on American culture. I came to the realization that I was losing a part of me when I was asked to translate for the new kid in class, he had just moved to the U.S. from Mexico and didn’t know any English. I managed to do the majority of the translation, but as time went on it got more difficult explaining history. But at that point, we had already become friends
In Medranos biography on Americo Paredes he argues the three world’s that Paredes lived in during his years on the border, his years of World War 2 in the Far East, and his scholar years at UT Austin. He uses events that happened in Paredes life from a small child all through his professional career as a professor in several universities across the country. He inspired many to do what he did and gave hope to all the Latinos/Latinas in this country. Medrano uses evidence in his book by beginning with Paredes life as a small child living in the border between Brownsville, TX and Matamoros, Mexico. Paredes was a very intellectual young man who loved his community and his people of Brownsville and Matamoros, he loved to tell stories of the life on the Mexican border.
First Time to Mexico After a long boring travel, we finally arrived to my grandmother’s house in Mexico. It was my first time going so I was astonished by everything and quite glad to see my cousins and family that i have never knew I had. A lot was different from my home up in California. There was so many little stores nearby and way more flavorful, delicious food like tamales and sopes.
I joined him at the table on a porch on a Saturday afternoon. As he sat there, with a smile on his face and gulping down his favorite drink, cold beer, he told me stories about his life. My best friend’s dad, Wilson, reminisced the good and bad days from his childhood to present day. The good days where he immigrated here to the US and had the opportunity to a better life for himself and his family. Whereas the bad days, he grew up working long hours a day since he was a child.
In sunny California there is a town called Yutter. The dearth of water has caused the soil to be very dry and infertile and so the farmers cannot grow crops, impacting the economy in Yutter, changing it for the worst. The town of Yutter has a deal with the farmers and the water supply company for the town so that they can have more water than other citizens per square acre of land, in order to keep the new seeds alive before they shrivel up and the plants die. Paul Jump, Yutter’s main farmer, much to his chagrin, asked the mayor at the town meeting for water, saying “I can grow food for my pigs with the money I made off of my crops if I have two thousand more gallons a week!” The mayor ignores his request and the audience of the meeting starts to become obstreperous as they walk up to Paul Jump with screams of invective.
My brother has always mentioned how fun the Fiesta De San Marcos is in Aguascalientes, Mexico. One year I decided to take a trip with him. As we arrived I started observing the differences in culture and started experiencing their way of living. I learned how they have siesta time and close shop at noon to have lunch with their families and in the night the Spanish inspired city lights up with all the boots of Fiesta. At first, this was a shock to me since I am used to going anywhere at any time for things needed, but by observation and partition knowledge I learned how to work around those little obstacles and got to enjoy my trip.
Everything began when my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. As her condition deteriorated, the task of caring for my younger brother and niece fell on my shoulders while my older sister worked to support us. I also had to help my mostly bedridden mom care for herself. Consequently, I was extremely busy at home and therefore, often missed school.
My mother’s father had passed away and it was heartbreaking. The one man who really made my time in Ecuador good was gone. Before my trip to Ecuador I saw my myself more as an American than an Ecuadorian. I was accustomed to the U.S lifestyle such as going to baseball games or eating hamburgers. In my home, we spoke Spanish, but more often than not I spoke English.