Looking for Work, a Reader's Response Essay | Essay

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Looking for Work, a Reader's Response

Summary: Summarizes the Gary Soto narrative, Looking for Work. Provides reader responses to questions about the text.
Part 1: Summary

"Looking for Work" by Gary Soto is a narration of a nine year old boy, Gary, who is a Mexican-American who wants to become wealthy. He gets this idea during summer and sets out around the neighborhood looking for small jobs. He did a few errands and earns about a quarter. He also watches television shows and is attracted to the life of perfect white families. He wants his family to be like them too. He thought that way; the white people will like them more. His family was very different, and his sister could not understand why he wanted to be more like white people. In the end, when everyone left, he continues to search for a job.

Part 2: Question

I think that the narrator of "Looking for Work" is attracted to the kind of family life portrayed on American television because he also wants...

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