Denise Chavez Writing Styles in The Last of the Menu Girls

Denise Chavez
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This is a novel that encompasses the first person narrative for the most part, through the story of Rocio Esquibel, whose life is portrayed through a series of short vignettes of specific portions of her life. Occasionally, other characters emerge to engage in first-person narratives (e.g., Kari Lee); however, for the most part, the reader is given complete insight into the thoughts and feelings of Rocio, the narrator, with only partial understanding of the other characters who pass through Rocio's life. One learnsn of the personalities, character and values of other characters as outside observers through their words and actions and interactions with Rocio. Rocio's inner thoughts, however, are completely revealed, as she passes through each stage of her growth and development into adulthood, and, through these inner thoughts, one can learn about other individuals as well. Nieves, Regino, Loudon, Mercy, Nita Wembley, and even...

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