Reaching Out Setting & Symbolism

Jiménez, Francisco
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Bonetti Ranch

Bonetti Ranch is where Francisco and his family lived during the years leading up to Francisco's first year of college, and the family continued to live there until the barracks they lived in burned to the ground. The ranch was dilapidated and there seemed to be no one interested in maintenance or repairs. Francisco described the run-down state of the place, including that his family shared an outdoor toilet with another family.

Santa Clara University

This was the college Francisco attended in California after graduating high school. The university was religious and strict, though the rules there were more lenient than Francisco had lived under at home. The college required that underclassmen participate in ROTC and Francisco did, though he hated most aspects of the class. Francisco described many specific aspects of the university campus, including dorm rooms and offices.

150 Dollars

Mrs. Hancock paid Francisco 150 dollars...

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