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    “Immigrants are the lifeblood of this country- we are a nation of immigrants…” Within The Tortilla Curtain” written by T.C. Boyle, and “Child, Dead, in the Rose Garden” written by E.L. Doctorow, many examples of social commentary can be found. The above quote is only one example provided by Boyle of the hypocrisy that goes on within the book. The reason the quote would be identified as hypocrisy is because Delaney, the character who said the quote, later goes on to terrorize an immigrant and treat him badly because of the fact that he is an immigrant. Another social commentary that can be found among The Tortilla Curtain would be issues of racism, as well as boundaries, and the American Dream. Social Commentary can also be found in Doctorow’s piece, except his short story seems to deal more with immigration, bias and injustice. The social commentary can be seen through the examples of how Roberto Guzman’s case is dealt with and how his family dealt with because of the fact that they are immigrants. Both The Tortilla Curtain and “Child, Dead, in the Rose Garden” use social commentary to show issues that can definitely be seen throughout American history. It can be seen when comparing both works of literature (The Tortilla Curtain and “Child, Dead, in the Rose Garden) that in some ways they are alike. One way these two pieces of work are similar is they both provide a view of the disparity gap in America. In both works it can be seen how two separate families or individuals…

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    People often have their own perspective of the American dream whether if it is to own a huge house and to be as wealthy as possible, or it is just as simple as having a roof over their head, and have a family. The novel The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle is set in Southern California, which illustrates the perspective of two couples, an upper middle class white couple, Delaney and Kyra, and a couple from Mexico who are illegal immigrants. It reveals the struggle of the Mexican couple, Cándido…

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    The Tortula Curtain

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    The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle is a modern novel that depicts the lives of two couples--one a wealthy American couple and the other a poor, illegal, Mexican immigrant couple. The novel is, in many respects, a commentary on the stereotypes, biases and walls Americans have built to separate themselves from immigration. Boyle uses these real and imagined boundaries to expose the social, physical and economic divisions between Americans and Mexicans in the United States. The most obvious…

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    Home Observation Essay

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    outside of the Annabelle River. In my professional opinion, Lot S would be the best location for new construction of homes. Lot S is located in the southeast corner by the Annabelle River and the Cyclone Creek. This will be the safest location for new residents to live because the house would be located on a steady sloped hill that goes off into a flat clearing. This will prevent any future flooding from affecting the new build. This location is also far enough from mudslides and rock falls to…

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    able to cast this spell, he said, ‘will you please help me on this quest to restore and take back what is ours”. I said, “ I am a woman of my word, and I swore I would care for my people”. We set off to find this place that we had to go to. We had stumbled across some monsters, and they attacked us, Harry ran up and sliced them with his sword. More came to attack and with each swing of the sword each one was dead. Harry said we better hurry up before more come. It took us about 4 hours to find…

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    Alexo Research Paper

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    army, Dorian. Dorian wanted Alexo to grow up to be strong and independent. Therefore, he taught her everything she needed to know about defending herself, like wielding a sword. As Alexo grew up, the more advanced her skills got, the more mature she was getting. One day she was walking through town and she stumbled upon a rock. “Ouch” Alexo Cried. “How may…

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    One of us will show them how we do it and the other will discuss important things. We will talk about how should use the footwork to maintain the same speed as the rock being thrown. Also we will remind them that their feet should never cross over the should just be demonstrating a simple shuffle step along the side of a rock. We will also remind the students that it is important to remember that they should never interfere with the rock itself, they should never kick it or touch it with their…

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    Double Fall Short Story

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    Long story short it was broken in two places one of which was basically two bones compressed so much that instead of breaking it squashed the two bones together. I had the cast for roughly two months. I remember trying to sleep at night while my arm was wrapped in something the size of a watermelon. It was also weird taking a shower because the doctor said it could get wet but I couldn't trust him. At school people all wanted to know what happened, I thought it was embarrassing telling people…

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    Rock Bottom Speech

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    Rock Bottom I always say whenever I am in trouble I think that I am in “rock bottom”. Like when I have a bad grade, have a bad day at work, or when I get upset at my parents, I want to relate myself to rock bottom. But, if I look at my position from a different view, I should be lucky I have the Tennessee Promise scholarship to keep me in school, I should be happy that I am employed, and I should be blessed enough to have parents to even become upset about. I realize those little hardships is…

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    State v. Jeungel. In that case, the state maintained a public rest area that contained a 15-foot rock formation. The rock formation was created from dynamite blasting during the construction of a road. Id. The blasting was improper, as it resulted in rock formation becoming unstable. The extent of the rock formation’s instability became evident when rock being used for footing by an underage climber gave way and resulted in the boy falling to the ground being subsequently struck by dislodged…

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