Comparing Sergio Troncoso's The Last Tortilla And Other Stories

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In The Last Tortilla and Other Stories by Sergio Troncoso, the issues of racism and classism are addressed and exemplified along with the reflection of his own cultural perspective. Focusing the setting of the book in El Paso, Troncoso glorified the social life of the Mexican lower class by describing a sense of unity in the community. He humanized the Mexican people in El Paso (for the whites) through the book by describing the passionate lives they (also) lived. Moreover, he addressed various issues in his stories, including the alienation from American society, and the negligence towards the lower class. Don Aragon in “Time Magician,” Is a lonely janitor who lives by himself in regret after his mistreated wife passed away. He carries

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