Essay2TortillaCurtain - Ramsey 1 Tanika Ramsey Hist 2112 E...

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Ramsey 1Tanika RamseyHist 2112- EApril 1, 2017Essay 2T. Coraghessan Boyle, The Tortilla Curtain, New York, New York: Penguin Books, 1995. 355pp.Tortilla Curtain: The Difference Between the BordersThe novel “Tortilla Curtains” tells a story about two different families and how theylive their everyday lives in the United States. In the story the families was faced with numerous of trials and tribulations that resulted to an increasingly regrowth period. The novel also reflected how the two families were different, but obviously had primarily the same goal set. In this novel we are going to explore the different challenges that illegal immigrants have to face and compare them to the problems and challenges that Americans faces. We will also learn how the title "Tortilla Curtains" came to pass.The novel begins with Delaney Mossbacher, a middle-class American, hitting Candido Racon, an illegal Mexican immigrant, with his car near Topanga Canyon, in LosAngeles, California. Candido was injured and Delaney offered him only twenty dollars, instead of getting Candido the proper medical attention. Neither of them calls the police because of their own personal reasons; Delaney does not want to ruin his perfect driving record and Candido feared that he will be deported. Candido accepted the twenty dollars and they both part ways. Delaney moves on and gets his car fixed even though the situation he just faced could have gotten him in some trouble. He tries to continue his everyday life in the neighborhood where he lives, Arroyo Blanco. He had an everyday routine where he
Ramsey 2wakes up every morning and makes breakfast for his wife and his stepson. He has a hard time continuing his life because problems keep appearing unexpectedly. After he completes this part of his day with his family, he begins to write for a nature magazine named Wide Open Spaces. His column in the magazine was called “Pilgrim at Topanga Creek”. This routine that he had put together was something important to him. Unfortunately, it was ruined by a coyote that jumped over the fence and kills his dog. Delaney became very upset about the incident and figured he would take the problem tothe next town hall meeting. He believed that the coyote did this because the people wholived in the area would feed the coyote. Unaware of what the meeting was about, Delany soon learned that the meeting was actually concerning the building of the gate

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