final draft essay 1 - Essay 1 Final Draft In the text The...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Essay 1 Final Draft In the text “The Border Patrol State” the author, Leslie Silko, focuses on the scrutiny of the Border Patrol . Silko makes accusations of the Border Patrol’s neglect of American citizens that are of Mexican decent . She uses examples such as the “Iron Curtain” and “Manifest Destiny” to show a division between Mexico and the United States . Silko talks about power as if once you step across the Border you are under complete control of the Border Patrol, “no person, no citizen, is free to travel without the scrutiny of the Border Patrol” . The text is written from a pessimistic political view point that analyzes the way the Border is run . Silko expresses that the Border Patrol is a power-abusing government program that seeks to torture the lives of Native Americans . Silko is very cynical about the Border saying that the “Borders haven’t worked, and they won’t work, not now” . However, having something to protect the Border as opposed to nothing at all would have more of a benefit than a loss . The Border Patrol is very corrupt but that is because of problems within the
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
system, not problems with the Border in general . The Border Patrol needs some sort of inquiry or checks-and-balance system to set them straight and to avoid giving themselves too much power . Being so negative about how nothing can or will be fixed about the situation will not get you anywhere
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/15/2009 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Robert during the Spring '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

Page1 / 5

final draft essay 1 - Essay 1 Final Draft In the text The...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online