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Does The Circuit symbolize anything else besides the movement of the migrant workers? Is there another underlying circuit in this book? Does Francisco have a circuit of thoughts or emotions in him which are cyclic? Explain.

The seasons are an important part of the circuit in this book. How are the seasons used to reflect the mood or tone of the book? Are any of the seasons more important or less important than the other seasons?

Who is the head of the household in Francisco's family? Do you think his family is patriarchal or matriarchal? Explain why. When Roberto gets a janitorial job at the end of the book, is he the patriarch of the family or not? What qualities make a matriarch or patriarch?

Do you believe tolerating illegal immigration is acceptable? Do you find Francisco's story one of triumph and heartache, or...

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