Coontz Respons #6 - Josh Eusebio Writing 6 Review Looking...

Info icon This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

Josh Eusebio Writing 6. Review “Looking for Work” by Gary Soto (p.22). How does this narrative evoke nostalgia for a simpler, better era for families? Does it reveal any of the problems with the 1950’s that Coontz describes? This narrative evokes nostalgia for a simpler, better era for families by putting the narrative in a kids point of view. In the narrative Gary Soto tells the story in his childish days. Things seem to be very simple and easygoing. Other than not wearing nice clothes to dinner there does not seem to be a single problem any where in his childhood. The narrative makes the 1950s seem like an incredible easygoing time period to be a kid. But as we learned from Coontz, this time period was a hard era to live in. Soto failed to
Image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: mention any racial tension that seemed to affect him. He did mention that the whites hated them, but I never read of any experiences with white people. This leads me to believe that the nostalgia might have left those details out. Another problem that Soto did not touch on was the power struggle between men being the breadwinners and the women being the caretakers of the family. As seen in the narrative his mother was the caretaker of the house while his dad was the breadwinner. No confrontations or problem scenarios seemed to have ever come up in Soto’s narrative. Even though Soto was only a child you would still expect things like racism or an unhappy mother to affect his everyday life....
View Full Document

  • Spring '14
  • deFreitas
  • White people, Gary Soto, narrative Gary Soto, narrative evokes nostalgia

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern