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The Mexican by Jack London :" the effect Rivera's traumatic chilhood"?

calisj 1 / 1  
Jul 6, 2009   #1
Hi everyone!

I'm going to write about The Mexican by Jack London with the topic: "the effect Rivera's traumatic childhood on his passion for the Junta' revolution. Can anybody help me out with the topic?( some ideas, main character,etc). Thank you so much!

EF_Simone 2 / 1,986  
Jul 6, 2009   #2
What made you choose that topic? What will your thesis be? What evidence do you see for it in the story? I hope that by asking us to help with "main character," you are not indicating that you've not yet read the story, in which Rivera is obviously the main character. You will have to read and reread the story to write a credible essay about it.
OP calisj 1 / 1  
Jul 6, 2009   #3
Thank for answering.Actually, I did to read the story but it seems like hard to understand whole story.The topic is from my teacher so I don't know where am I going to start with this.
EF_Simone 2 / 1,986  
Jul 6, 2009   #4
You might want to Google "Jack London" and "The Mexican" (in quotes, just like that) and read the commentaries on the story that come up. That might help you to better understand it.

Then, keeping your teacher's question in mind, reread the story paying very close attention to the character of Rivera, his actions, and his history. Then, before worrying about writing, ask yourself, "How would I explain this person's actions to a friend if I were telling them about him?"
EF_Sean 6 / 3,491  
Jul 7, 2009   #5
You might also start by going through the book and pulling out key quotations that seem relevant to the topic. So, highlight passages in which Rivera suffers traumatic childhood experiences, and passages in which he expresses his enthusiasm for the Junta's revolution. That will narrow down the amount of material you have to analyze.
MoeMoe1 14 / 80  
Jul 11, 2009   #6
context clues on how it impacted that specific chapter and use it and expand with it with your opinion

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