The Old Gringo - Study Guide Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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As General Arroyo and the old gringo go out on the trail, Arroyo talks about the fact that eventually his people will want peace again and will want self-rule. His belief is that a new kind of guerilla warfare, much different that the traditional European tactics, is needed to purge the land of European influence. He acknowledges that Harriet is right in wanting peace and rules to live by, but that she doesn't understand the price that must be paid.

As the old gringo and the general ride along, the old gringo learns more and more about the complex personality, and to a certain extent, the naivety of Arroyo. Arroyo talks about Porfirio Diaz, the current ruler of Mexico. He has maintained power by giving large land grants to foreigners who will not be around enough to challenge his authority. Arroyo speaks of Diaz as having been...

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