The Tattooed Soldier Analysis

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The abuse of power has led to a division among Latino communities. The Tattooed Soldier depicts the struggles of Guatemalans trying to survive in an environment that is filled with wars and havoc. The use of power has led to the creation of social classes that are not only based on wealth but of gender, and heritage. This practice of power has led to the lack of collaboration amongst Guatemalans and resistance movements has led to chaos that can not only be left behind in Guatemala. The novel itself follows the stories of a Guatemalan man and his struggles that have caused him to migrate to America to seek the opportunity that seemed to be out of his reach. The man who killed Antonio’s wife and how he tries to reflect how life in America is different in the sense of use of power. Antonio’s wife appears to tell her story leading up to her death and which gives insight to how Antonio’s personality has drastically changed due to the tragic events that he underwent in Guatemala. The nation was undergoing constant wars between the government and the people seeking to gain economic and social help. The war was between the government and the Guerillos, but innocent lives were caught in the middle and many had to be extremely cautious as the government was being cautious against anyone who hinted at resistance. Power often tries to spread its control and creates problems in other nations that does not follow their norms. For instance, Longoria was often comparing the differences
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