Jimmy Santiago Baca - Lauren Miller English 101/Mr. Renno...

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Lauren Miller English 101/Mr. Renno October 28 2007 Coming into language Different people have different ways of consoling themselves. Some people might dig into a pint of Ben and Jerry’s, while others might go on a shopping spree. We all have our own special rituals that make us feel better when we are down. Jimmy Baca had hard times in his life. He was in and out of prison, illiterate, and people were prejudice against him for being chicano. During one of his stays in jail Jimmy found an interesting way to console himself that is not so typical of prison inmates. In Jimmy Santiago Baca’s Coming Into Language, the main character, Jimmy Baca, learns to relieve his pain and problems from the world by reading and writing. One of Jimmy’s problems was not being able to communicate as clearly as he wanted to. He was in and out of jail throughout his life and dropped out of school in the ninth grade. Average children learn to read and write in elementary school. Jimmy was illiterate until the age of seventeen and being of Chicano decent he couldn’t get his point across as well as he wanted
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Robert during the Spring '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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