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    Gary Soto's Like Mexicans: Personal Experiences My decision to write in response to Gary Soto's work, "Like Mexicans" was influenced for the most part because of the similarities between myself and Gary Soto, and our families included. Gary Soto is a Mexican American male, who grew up in the San Joaquin Valley in the industrial part of a town called Fresno. His grandparents came to this Great Valley in search of creating a better life for themselves and their families. I am also a Mexican

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    Gary Soto attempts to make it understandable, in his short story “Like Mexicans,” that a person’s race is not what defines them completely. Soto married Carolyn, a Japanese woman, after having claimed that he would only marry a woman of Mexican descent. Soto’s best friend Scott highly disagreed with Soto’s decision in being with Carolyn. He felt Carolyn was too good for Soto, and therefore this false assumption brought Soto down and distorted his thoughts on race and economic status. The essay by

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    Gary Soto attempts to make it understandable in his short story “Like Mexicans” that a person’s race is not what defines them completely. In Soto’s situation, he went and married Carolyn a Japanese woman after having claimed that he would only marry a woman of Mexican descent. Soto’s best friend Scott highly disagreed with Soto’s decision in being with Carolyn, he felt Carolyn was too good for Soto and therefore this false assumption brought down Soto and distorted his thoughts on race and economic

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    11th Lit/Comp 16 December 2016 Gary Soto Gary Soto is a very shrewd American poet, novelist, and memoirist. Being a Mexican-American, Soto emphasizes latino culture in his writings. He also uses his experiences from living in the barrios of central California to create conflicts and characters. Growing up, Mexican-Americans in Fresno California, Soto’s Family, were farmers and factory workers. Several quotes from the article, “About Gary Soto,” give information on Soto’s family.  For example, the article

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    “[Gary Soto’s] power comes from showing, from painting pictures that allow the reader to feel the wonder promise, and pain of everyday life” (Fabiano185). Gary Soto’s writing goes right to the center of the Chicano experience (Dunn 284). In “The Grandfather”, Gary Soto presents the feeling of what everyday life would be like when living in a Hispanic community. Soto is able to do this with a naturalistic writing style, writing in a simple style, and using his real life experiences as a basis. Naturalism

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    what is familiar to the author. This is certainly the case for Gary Soto, a Mexican-American poet. Soto has written many poems and continues to do so today. Soto’s poems discuss personal themes from his life like experiencing racism and navigating stereotypes. These are themes that are evident in two of Soto’s poems, “Mexicans Begin Jogging” and “Small Town with one Road.” Both poems have a deep connection to his life. Soto, a Mexican-American man, grew up with a lot of negative experiences. His

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    Final Essay: Gary Soto Gary Soto, born on April 12th, 1952 is a proud Mexican-American that grew up in a very low class neighborhood in Fresno, California with both of his parents (Gillespie, Becker 100). Soto exclaimed that he was marginal kid; this means that he could have either ended up in prison or easily graduate from college. He put forth more effort in other things than school, such as girls or work. As a child and teen Mr. Soto was never interested in his schooling but he tried his

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    Essay 4 Gary Soto attempts to make it understandable in his short story “Like Mexicans” that a person’s race is not what defines them completely. In Gary’s situation, he went and married Carolyn a Japanese woman after having claimed that he would only marry a woman of Mexican descent. Gary’s best friend Scott highly disagreed with Gary’s decision in being with Carolyn, he felt Carolyn was too good for Gary and therefore this false assumption brought down Gary and distorted his thoughts on race and

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    Cameron Ellis Ms. Brown 11th Lit/Comp 14 December 2016 Gary Soto: Gary Soto is a popular Mexican-American author, who uses his experiences and cultural background to tell stories. Soto effectively uses his cultural background, the importance of family, and experiences to tell stories in a way that readers can either relate to or vividly imagine. Over the course of his career, Soto has earned worldwide recognition and continues to serve as one of the main faces of international authors success

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    Dec. 2016 Gary Soto Gary Soto is an author of many novels, short stories, and poetry. He was born and raised in the U.S. by his Mexican American family. In his writings, he creates characters and settings influenced or surrounded by cultures and ideas similar to those he grew up and lived with. He includes common characteristics of the Mexican American people that he became familiar with growing up. Growing up Soto’s life at home wasn’t ideal and he never had high hopes for it. Soto’s family was

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