Essays Tagged: "Gary Soto"

An Introduction To Afro-Caribbean Migration

My decision to write in response to Gary Soto's work, "Like Mexicans" was influenced for the most part because of the similarities betwe ... rk, "Like Mexicans" was influenced for the most part because of the similarities between myself and Gary Soto, and our families included. Gary Soto is a Mexican American male, who grew up in the San J ... a wetback who came to America to reap her benefits.(This ludicrous ideology is still present today) Gary Soto's grandparents and my grandparents, although they may be a generation behind one another, ...

(7 pages) 73 0 3.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

"The Broken Chain" by Gary Soto

e with a girl and accidentally did something to mess it up. Well in the story "The Broken Chain" by Gary Soto a boy named Alfonso, doesn't like the way he looks so he tries to push them back in place ...

(2 pages) 36 0 2.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Gary Soto's "The Pie"

Literary Analysis on Gary Soto's "The Pie"Prominent American authors such as Mark Twain, Jonathan Edwards, and Nathan Haw ... values and chooses his own path, whether it be right or wrong. Much like his literary predecessors, Gary Soto deals with his own confrontation with the inner conscience after committing an act that he ...

(2 pages) 42 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Biography: Gary Soto

Gary Soto was born in Fresno, California on April 12, 1952. Although his grandparents were born in M ... April 12, 1952. Although his grandparents were born in Mexico, his parents were California natives. Gary's parents spoke primarily English but he learned to speak Spanish from his relatives. Gary Soto ... 's father, Manuel Soto, was severely injured in an industrial accident and died two days later when Gary was only five. His father's death forced the family into poverty. Gary's mother, Angie Soto, wa ...

(2 pages) 12 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Importance of Validating Cultural Ethnicity

o me. It wasn’t until my early thirties that I found books by authors such as Sandra Cisneros, Gary Soto, Kathleen Alcala, and Pat Mora, to name a few. I couldn’t stop reading the books from ...

(8 pages) 88 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies


story that really jumped out and caught my attention was the very first one, "The Jacket" by Gary Soto. Gary tells the story of how he needed a new jacket when he was in the sixth grade. He rea ... r peers to think that they were cool. However, the stories differ in how they accomplish this task. Gary was looking to fit in physically. He was worried about the superficial looks on the outside. He ...

(5 pages) 15 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Guilty Conscience

t following reason would never lead a person astray though the heart can be so fickle. That is what Gary Soto discovered as he looked back to the day when he was six-years-old and stole an apple pie f ... "¦high on the trunk" "of a yellowish sycamore" which represents Christ dying for Gary's sins.The imagery shows the barbarianism that takes over him after he has sinned, from when he ...

(3 pages) 937 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


"Oranges" By Gary SotoGary Soto a Mexican American who grew up working as a migrant laborer in California's rich ...

(2 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Gary Soto Guilt Essay

Gary Soto Post Assessment“Guilt is the price we pay willingly for doing what we are going to do ... g to do anyway” -Isabelle Holland. Guilt is something we create for ourselves. In the passage, Gary Soto emphasizes how guilty, paranoid, and shameful he felt in his inner conscience after steali ... fear in Soto’s mind that even the pie tin is aware of his corrupt actions.Religion also causes Gary Soto to feel shameful and disgraceful. His references to God and being thirsty reveal his fear. ...

(2 pages) 3759 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Family Ties: Learning from the Past

it is illustrated in the works of a number of other authors and painters of the time.In a story by Gary Soto, titled Looking for Work, a young, Mexican boy talks about some of the shows on television ... rks CitedAulette, Judy Root. "Changing American Families". 2002. In Colombo et al. 61 - 79.Colombo, Gary; Robert Cullen; and Bonnie Lisle; editors. Rereading America: Cultural ContextsFor Critical Thi ...

(5 pages) 31 0 5.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Prosperity Working in the Fields

6Kevin PonceMrs. HoovlerEnglish 1A4 March, 2014Prosperity Working in the FieldsLife as a Mexican in Gary Soto's time was not easy, especially when considering that during the 1960s, there was plenty o ... he/she had to work even harder to make a living. Living Up the Street is full of short stories from Gary Soto's past. One story mentions the time when he spent his summer as a young boy working for mo ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Apr/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers