Mexican Immigration in "The Tortilla Curtain"
Reviews T.Coraghessan Boyle's novel about the hardships faced by Mexican immigrant laborers.
# 55545 | 3,614 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2004 |
Published on Jan 31, 2005 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , Latin-American Studies (Immigration/Emigration issues) , Hot Topics (Immigration)
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T. Coraghessan Boyle's novel, "The Tortilla Curtain", offers readers a close-up, graphically realistic view of the hardships that confront Mexican immigrants trying to find the American Dream, juxtaposed with the "good life" of an affluent family living behind stylish walls. This review of "The Tortilla Curtain" compares and contrasts the main characters in the novel, Delaney Mossbacker and his wife Kyra and Candido Rincon and his wife America, in order to come to a greater understanding of the social issues facing Mexican immigration. The report also incorporates the views of writers, critics, and scholars to understand the bigger picture of Chicano labor history and the deeper meaning behind Boyle's literary effort.
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