Summary Of The Jacket By Gary Soto

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At the beginning of The Jacket, Gary Soto immediately provided evidence to the audience of how nerve wracking it is to be an adolescent. He made that clear by writing this, “ I remember the green coat that I wore in fifth and sixth grade when you either danced like a champ or pressed yourself against a greasy wall, bitter as a penny toward the happy couples.” In the introduction to the essay it says that this genre of writing explains the importance of clothing to adolescents. He knows that even the way you dress can impact who you are seen by others. Soto explained it by writing this, “I took off the jacket during lunch…but when I returned to class I slipped the jacket on and shivered until I was warm…”. Soto’s purpose was to show how much

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