Breaking Through Setting & Symbolism

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School

For most of his school time, Francisco and his siblings went to the Santa Maria school district. Francisco loved school because that seemed to be where he felt the most free. Francisco loved to learn and to socialize with his peers, and so school was the perfect place to do that.

Bonetti Ranch

Bonetti Ranch is where the Jimenez family lives most of the time of "Breaking Through." It's an old Army barrack compound that was made into living quarters. Not a lot about the area is described, and only one or two neighbors are mentioned. However, it is clear that other Mexican families live on Bonetti Ranch, which is probably one of the reasons why the Jimenez family chose to live there.

Labor camps

The labor camps were one of Francisco's least favorite places. The Jimenez family spent a good deal of time between 1947 and 1957 going...

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