Analyze through close-reading one of two dreaming scenes: either Guálinto's daydreaming in the banana tree grove (pp. 66-69) Then select one historical event woven into the scene and explain how that history enables us to make sense of Guálinto/George as a character.
You will need to complete the following steps:
- Explicate the scene with careful attention to the movement of the language. Select, for example, a recurring figure, use of punctuation, etc. OR select one or two representative sentences and explain their significance for the passage as a whole
- Identify the historical content of that scene (you may want to reference outside sources here; if so, be sure that you either cite or hyperlink them)
- Identify what characterizes Guálinto at the respective stages of his emerging identity
- Explain how all of these factors coincide to make Guálinto's choices and actions meaningful in the context of the narrative.
"He looked at the damage he had done and he was frightened. He had almost killed the plant." This sentence explain the significance for the passage as whole. He was daydreaming, he realized how he was hurting plant not real people. When he was dreaming, all those words and actions that he explained were very realistic and scary. He was serious in the dream that seemed like real.
"Why don't you try to kill me, eh? Because you shoot people in the back. Because you kill unarmed men and little children. Go back to your camp and tell old man Keene that Guálinto Gómez doesn't kill men who won't fight." He was very brave and fair. He was not afraid to fight and generous to wait for other to fight. He was angry because "
And later he was killing that shows how much he wanted to be stand up for right thing and revenge on rinches for killing Mexicans.
I believe that this scene of daydream is foreshadowing that he will be a big person who would fight for justice like his daydreaming.