All They Will Call You Setting & Symbolism

Hernandez, Tim Z.
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“Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos Canyon)” Song

The “Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos Canyon)” song, written by folk music legend Woody Guthrie and sung by Pete Seeger, Joan Baenz and others, is one of the most important symbols in the book. Through this song, the author first learns about the incident. All They Will Call You can be read as a response and correction to Guthrie’s lament in his poem that, “All they will call you is/ Deportee.”

Gravesite Plaque

The small plaque at the gravesite where the remains of the 28 Mexican nationals were buried is a symbol of the fact that ordinary individuals care about these lives and want to memorialize these deaths. It is also a symbol of the near impossibility of ever recovering the full identities of these 28 persons.

DC-3 Plane

The DC-3 plane that Frankie flies and crashes is originally a...

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