Chato's Kitchen

Chato's Kitchen - Essay Analysis of Chatos Kitchen Pages...

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Essay Analysis of Chato’s Kitchen Pages 3-4: Chato is peering through the fence at his new neighbors. The mouse family is walking in a line carrying all of their possessions. In this illustration, the five mice are moving into their new home. All of them have their hands full and they look very excited to see their new place. The father carries the matchbox furniture which makes him appear as the head of the household. The mother is carrying bags of groceries, so she is the caretaker. The children are carrying various items that represent their ages: the teenage girl has a telephone, the preteen boy has a baseball bat and glove, and the elementary age boy has a stuffed animal of a dead cat. These details make the mice seem more like people than animals. By being lined up tallest to shortest, there is a diagonal line that draws the reader’s eye to Chato hidden behind the fence. Only the youngest mouse sees the cat, but he appears to be curious and interested rather than scared. His tail is drooped slightly compared to
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course ENGL 360 taught by Professor Robinson during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.

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