Discussion - the sidewalk(assuming that he is dying What does it mean that he is stabbed by “another boatlift exile,” especially considering

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Alex Laughlin Reading Questions #4 Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles 1. In “La Buena Vida,” Juan experiences a lot of hostility against him from the Cuban immigrant community. What is this function, and what does it mean that Bill is helpful to him? Does this speak more of immigration and racial issues in the text’s society, or of class differences? 2. What is the function of ending “La Buena Vida” with Juan stabbed and dying on
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Unformatted text preview: the sidewalk (assuming that he is dying)? What does it mean that he is stabbed by “another boatlift exile,” especially considering that one would assume that those of similar cultural backgrounds would identify with each other? Does his journey to his new job have anything to do with the way the fellow exile might have perceived him (and what does that say about his identity and its change thus far)?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course ENGL 2400 taught by Professor Romero during the Spring '11 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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