Friday, October 27, 2006

Reading Reflection #2 for Group 2 (due Thursday, November 2)

Please post your reading reflection if you are a member of Group 2: Alex C, Christina E, Anna L, Amber M, Morgan M, Marcus P, Josh T, Jenn W. Your comment should explain what you've read in the past three weeks, and what affected you the most out of what you read. What ideas, interesting information, or feelings did your reading give you? Write for at least 5 minutes. Please post your comment by Thursday, November 2, 2006.

6 comments:

Christina E. said...

Well since reading Tortilla Curtian, I have learned a lot about peoples veiws of illegal immagrants and how badly they are treated. I feel bad for them and I dont want anything bad to happen to them, but I don't think they should be in this country in the first place. Most of the hispanics come here illegaly, stay here illegaly, work here illegely, and don't pay taxes. This is sooooo stupid in my opinion, people say that if they weren't here then no one would do their jobs... This is total B.S. People worked those jobs before they came here and I know people who would gladly take tjeir jobs. Employers are almost always going to take a mexican before they take a teenage worker. Many people say that no one wold step up to the tasks that the Mexicans take, but they would, and will. I think the illegals need to be deported. There needs to be a way to keep them from coming here illegaly...

Morgan M said...

In the past few weeks I have been reading Tortilla Curtain. I have been learning about how far illegal immigrants will go for the dream of being in America. This is not the only thing I have read in the past three weeks, in World Civ we were learning about Gandhi and his political views. We discovered how he used non-cooperation acts to make India independent.

Josh T said...

In the past few weeks i have been reading Tortilla Curtain. The book is about illegal immigration and how they want to come to America. The author in this book describes a poor family with nothing to eat and or wear and another family in which recieves everything and takes it for granite. I have also been reading a lot in history about Buddism, Hinduism and Confusian. From what I have read they are really similar in they ways they praise their god(s). They have the same rules almost but just placed into a different which they think is right.

Anna L said...

Well I hope that this is the right place to leave comments about the Tortilla Curtain discussion that we had in class because I would like to add some comments about it. First, someone brought up cursing and how graphic the book is. I believe that this is needed because it shows the hardships of what Candido and America, especially, have to go through almost every day. I really think that this makes the book more realistic, too. The picture that I drew for my discussion ticket was of Kyra talking on her cellphone and drinking coffee. I chose this scene because in my opinion, I thought that it was very important to show how important he role is in the house. I wanted to also show how the role is reversed from Delany and Kyra to Candido and America.

alex c said...

Hey everyone, this may be a little late but I know how much you all love my comments so I'll post anyway. That discussion was pretty cool, one of the main points was the writing style of T. C. Boyle. On this I have to say, kool, he switches seemlessly from the hispanic couple to the white couple (caucasion, whatever). I especially like the way the surrondings are described differently for the couples. With the hispanic couple everything seems so distant and foreign and mostly hostile. However, the white couple is surrounded by objects that sound as if they had been sprayed with windex and wiped clean. Forgive the lack of examples but I can't seem to find one that expresses my point. Maybe thats T. C. Boyle's real skill making you think the suroundings are described differently. Well anyway the disscussion hit some very big points but this one is the one that I had to refrain from yelling out.

Jenn W said...

In the past few weeks i have not had much time to read anything other then Tortilla Curtain. I have learned alot about poverty and how hard it is to survive when money is scarce. I also learned alot about illegal immigrants and how hard their life is aswell. I like this book alot so far because the author isnt scared to give very deatailed immages to the reader. Although some may go over the top at some points I believe it is better then just sugar coating what he is trying to say. Anyway i really have learned alot from this book so far and as i read more i hope to learn more.