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Tortilla Curtain - The Meaning of Names

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Tortilla Curtain - The Meaning of Names
The Rincón's
José Navidad
Jim Shirley
Jack Cherrystone
Senore Wilis
The Mossbacher's
Kenny Grissom
Quellen
Todd Sweet
Candelario Pérez
Jack Jardine & Jr.
Dominick Flood
http://www.glass-gartengestaltung.de/arbeitsfeld/bachlauf/
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2008/08/20-year-old-ber.html
http://artsandcraftshomes.com/house-styles-the-bungalow/
https://www.transcore.com/project-profiles
http://www.yelp.de/biz/sunnyside-acura-nashua
http://www.t-online.de/unterhaltung/stars/id_65013734/waldbrand-in-idaho-bruce-willis-und-tom-hanks-fuerchten-um-ferienhaeuser.html
http://www.stamm-planungsgruppe.com/?projekte=villa-moskau-2
http://www.fodian.net/world/buddhas/3tb/3tba.html
http://www.blazingcatfur.ca/category/immigration-drives-down-wages/
https://hamiltonnorth.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/go-green/
http://blogs.japanesepod101.com/blog/2012/06/30/japanese-word-of-the-day-sidewalk-noun/
Candido:

(lat.) blinding, white, without spots, honest, pure
(ital.) crazy, sensitive, gloomy, stubborn, gentle
possible characteristics: proud, funny, discreet, perfectionist

America:

(lat.) Land of the prince
connection to the United States of America and the American Dream
America's outward appearance mirroring the Rincon's vision of the USA
USA → young country → America young woman → Candido's dream

Rincon:

(span.) corner, nook
nook = recess offering seclusion and security

Sorocco:

Spanish "succour, help, relief"
Delaney:

(irish) competitor's child, from the river Slaney (nature)
(fr.) from the elder tree grove (nature)
possible characteristics: persuasive, rich, humble, sensitive, gloomy, protective

Kyra:

(gr.) first lady
possible characteristics: protective, diligent, sensitive, lively, strong,
powerful, helpful, dauntless

Jordan:

coming from a river between Jordan and Israel
(heb. Yarden) descend, flow down
contrast to Delaney and Kyra

Mossbacher:

(ger.) Moos/ Bach → nature
moss rootless plant

Sacheverell:

(fr.) roe buck jump

Osbert:

(old english) shiny, bright, coming from god

José:

Spanish/ Portuguese form of "Joseph", meaning "may god give increase"
association to bible and Joseph, Maria's husband

Navidad:

Spanish for Christmas
Todd:


meaning: fox, clever person

Sweet:

adjective, positive traits in persons which are sometimes not taken seriously

Dominick:

lat. Dominic
meaning: "belonging to the lord"

Flood:

noun,
associations: overwhelming, destructive,

Jim:

meaning "supplanter" (someone who takes over the place of another person)

Shirley:

possible traits: charming and/ or stingy, thriving for success,
Jack:

associated with cunning individuals

Cherrystone:

Seed inside a cherry
dangerous, annoying, displeasing

Jack:

associated with cunning individuals

Jardine:

(fr.) Jardin: Garden

Candelario:

meaning candle

Pérez:

Biblical connection: name of one of Judah's sons
Wilis:

meaning protector, will

Senore:

shows positive connection to Mexicans

Kenny:

meaning handsome

Grissom:

harsh sound, similar do grizzly, thus corresponds with Delanys feelings at the car dealership

Presentation by Maja Plochecka, Lena Gerner
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