Garcia Short Response

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Brandon Yanari Asian American Studies R2B Anna Leong and Janey Lew 14 February 2008 Short Response: Garcia Dreaming in Cuban Questions: Why do the men in the story leave or get killed? Why does Celia write to Gustavo? Is Lourdes imagining that her father is talking to her? Why does Pilar lie to Celia about Ivanito at the airport? Why does Celia go into the sea in the end? What do the sea and drop pearl earrings symbolize? Overall theme: Different political views within a family in addition to generation gaps can cause suffering and for it to fall apart. Passage: “The revolution is eleven days old. My granddaughter, Pilar Puente del Pino, was born today. It is also my birthday. I am fifty years old. I will no longer write to you, mi amor. She will remember everything” (Garcia 245). Brief Interpretation: Celia has been writing to Gustavo, someone that she had met once, and she keeps letters under her bed. This is her last letter to him. Memory plays a large part in this novel. There are
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