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tortilla curtain symbolism

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Alicia Karagaslis

on 16 December 2012

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Symbolism in Tortilla Curtain In which way does Arroyo Blanco reflect the idea of the American Dream? Symbolism of the mentioned animals: focus on the coyote José Navidad compared to the coyote By Selina Büll central questions: 1.) In which way do the symbolic chosen names have a meaning and a function in reference to the novel? 2.) Which role and which meaning do the chosen animals have in this novel ? 3.) In which way does Arroyo Blanco reflect the idea of the American Dream? 4.) In which way does the richness in symbolism influence my perception and understanding as a reader of this novel? Symbolism of names América the dream to live in America
American Dream
América - slightly different from America Cándido Cándido = naive Jack Jardine, Jack Jardine Jr., Jack Cherrystone Moss + Bach
Jardine = french word for garden
Cherry + stone Mossbacher, Jardine, Cherrystone ----> voice of the middle class population Socorro = help

José Navidad --> Joe Christmas Cándido compared to the coyote: In what way do you think can the coyote be compared to Cándido? "The Coyote is not to blame - he is only trying to survive, to make a living, to take advantage of the opportunity available for him."
quotation out of Delaney´s column Arroyo Blanco= white creek wall: keeps out illegal immigrants and unwelcome people represents the white people´s population there they live in prosperity In what way does the richness in symbolism influence my perception and understanding as a reader of this novel? ONE PICTURE CAN TELL MORE THAN A THOUSAND WORDS - new discoveries throughout the novel
- keeps up my attention Sources: http://www.legalflip.com/uploadedimages/366.jpg The Tortilla Curtain, T.C.Boyle, Lektürehilfen von Karl Erhard Schuhmacher, Ernst Klett Verlag, 4. Auflage 2008 The Tortilla Curtain, T.C. Boyle, Interpretationshilfe Englisch, interpretiert von Ernst H. Andrecht, Stark Verlag http://www.gradesaver.com/the-tortilla-curtain/study-guide/major-themes/ http://www.gradesaver.com/the-tortilla-curtain/study-guide/character-list/ Bildquellen http://home.arcor.de/tortillacurtain/summaries_2.htm http://www.gradesaver.com/http://suite101.com/article/symbolism-in-the-tortilla-curtain-a151424 http://www.gradesaver.com/ - http://suite101.com/article/symbolism-in-the-tortilla-curtain-a151424 http://www.hispanicfanatic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/prohibido.jpg http://kickthemallout.com/images/eNews/AmericanDream.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/32/Mexican_American_Flag.PNG http://kickthemallout.com/images/eNews/AmericanDream.jpg http://www.legalflip.com/uploadedimages/366.jpg http://www.hispanicfanatic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/prohibido.jpg
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