Looking For Work By Gary Soto Summary

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In the Passage: Looking for Work by Gary Soto, Gary tells a story about the way he perceived life as a little kid and shared his personal story of how his family was. What Soto thought to be a “perfect family” was all an act on the shows he watched on TV. His idea was, in fact, interesting but he should feel proud of the way his relatives are. When I was little I thought my relatives were normal, even with its flaws, if it were up to me I wouldn’t trade them for anything. In the way that the author portrayed his kin, I would describe as common in America. They may have little money or poor education, but that’s what makes it interesting. There is no such thing as a “perfect family”. Gary Soto also thought that all white kids were rich, …show more content…
However, his brother and sister didn’t want to play along with him and his mom didn’t take him seriously. Before dinner he would suggest his family to dress up before sitting at the table to eat in which his brother and sister later replied that it was not a good idea. He also commented that he would like to eat dessert after dinner, but his mother laughed and told him to go play outside with his siblings. In life it does not matter how you dress at the dinner table, in fact, many families don’t eat together at the table, instead some people in America need to be at work or they decide to eat later during the day. Gary was just a normal kid in the middle of a hot summer trying to stay busy playing with his friends and siblings, he was also trying to make money doing small landscaping work around his neighborhood. He was ready to do what it takes to make his dreams come true. With friends or without them, he wasn’t going to quit. So, he went around his neighborhood looking for small jobs to do, hoping that maybe one of these days he will get rich and he would have a better chance to have a “perfect …show more content…
I enjoyed this part of the story because it reminded me of a time when my sister and I wanted to buy chocolate, so we started selling little drawings for 10 cents. In the passage the author commented to his siblings that if they changed the way they looked, then the white people would want to hang out with them. His sister, on the other hand took that to offensive. Even after a whole day out with friends and family, working and playing together. At the end of the day, they still would not play a part of their role in the “perfect family” not even during dinner. So, he goes again, back to the TV shows about the perfect families, and their perfect white kids. I think that in his mind he had an impression that more people will like him if he was rich. He wants to have lots of money to move to a nice neighborhood where there are nice people with lots of money, in a neighborhood where there are families with no issues, no dramas and where everyone had manners, however, if everyone were perfect then life would be boring. On the other hand, the people around him were not

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