The Line Becomes a River - Part 2, Section 4, pages 132 – 145 Summary & Analysis

Francisco Cantú
This Study Guide consists of approximately 68 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Line Becomes a River.
This section contains 1,263 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Line Becomes a River Study Guide

Summary

Another history lesson. The author describes how, during the Mexican Revolution in the early 1900’s, residents of El Paso were so interested in the events across the Rio Grande in Juarez that they would pay to watch them from a rooftop. “Twenty-five cents could buy you a viewing spot … and if fighting did not materialize you could ask for your money back” (132). The author comments on how “only a year before, the residents of both El Paso and Juarez had been brought to their rooftops to witness … the passage of Halley’s Comet” (133). The author also comments that relatives, including Frances, watched the comment from the other side of the world, in Spain, “beholding the comet as an incomprehensible streak of light” (133).

Beto takes the author to a nightclub, where he warns the author against looking at a particularly beautiful woman because...

(read more from the Part 2, Section 4, pages 132 – 145 Summary)

This section contains 1,263 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Line Becomes a River Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Line Becomes a River from BookRags. (c)2021 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.