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Case for T.C. Boyle

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Valeria Viscarra Fossati

on 11 April 2013

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Transcript of Case for T.C. Boyle

Case for T.C. Boyle How accurate is the Tortilla Curtain? T.C. Boyle has opened his readers' eyes to the issue of illegal immigration, not to justify or condemn it, but to make the public aware of the hardships and prejudices that accompany it. There is, however, the question to whether Boyle can accurately write about the experiences of Mexican immigrants and their culture.

T.C. Boyle is a writer,he
has the right to write from other
people's points of view. Does T.C. Boyle have the right to write from a Mexican point of view? "The nunnery of the politically correct, these people who feel that they can control what we can and what we can't in the interest, of course, ultimately of a more multicultural society... they were absurd enough to say that I have no right to write from the point of view of a mexican because I am not mexican...
-T.C. Boyle Though, the novel covers a very controversial and political topic, the Tortilla Curtain is not a political novel in the sense that it does not justify or condemn illegal immigration.
Boyle does state that, Through The Tortilla Curtain; T.C. Boyle was able to express so much of what the unheard go through and what the U.S. citizens, liberals, conservatives, businessmen and women, feel about the subject.

T.C. Boyle did not write The Tortilla Curtain to play Mexican. He wrote the book to make the public conscious of the issue. And that, he has done splendidly. "The man must have been crouching in the bushes like some feral thing, like a stray dog" (4) When it comes to getting his point across, T.C. Boyle does not mince words. For this, T.C. Boyle has been criticized. After all, how could he possibly know that is how Mexicans are seen?
"I write a book like The Tortilla Curtain from having lived here and picked up on everything going and from trying to sort out my own feelings. I don't have a position when I begin the book, any book. I write in order to put some hypothetical elements together and see what will happen."
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