Essay Topic 1
Ari is not content with his life in Section 1. Why does Ari think that his life is someone else's idea, and why is that a major problem in his life?
Essay Topic 2
Ari's family is very different from Dante's family. How are the two families alike and unalike and how does that affect each boy's perception of the world around him?
Essay Topic 3
Dante's mother doesn't want him looking like a poor Mexican. What does Dante do that makes his mother think people will believe he is a poor Mexican, and why does it bother her so much that her son would be viewed as poor and Mexican?
Essay Topic 4
Ari's father changed when he returned from the Vietnam war. How did Ari's father change and how did that affect the way that Ari's father lived his life and his relationships with his family, especially with...
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