Unformatted text preview: in the culture of the 1940s. Another example of oppression is when the police wont let the boys get haircuts for 3 months leading up until their trial so that they look like raggedy foreign criminals. The police are trying to put the boys at a tremendous disadvantage for the trial. They want the trial to be over before it even starts. The police oppressing the boys is a synonym for what really was happening in the late forties in America. The theme of oppression is very clear in Luis Valdez Zoot Suit. The events clearly represent what life was really like for young Hispanics in the late forties in the American southwest....
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- Fall '08
- Hispanic and Latino Americans, New Mexico, Zoot suit, Luis Valdez, late forties