The Tortilla Curtain - Part 1, Chapters 7-8 (pages 98-142) Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapters 7-8 (pages 98-142) Summary

Delaney is preparing dinner, and he realizes that he has run out of pasta. He tells Jordan to get in the car so that he can go to the supermarket. Jordan stays in the car while Delaney shops. In the store, he runs into Jack Jardine. Delaney reluctantly greets Jack, feeling embarrassed about his behavior at last week's neighborhood meeting.

The two men discuss the gate, and Jack says that society will not be what it once was unless they regain control back of the borders. Delaney accuses Jack of being a racist. Jack says that the United States does not need any more immigrants. Delaney concedes that the gate will protect the community from urban crime. As Jack, Jack Jr., and Delaney walk outside, they see a tall man with sideburns tell Candid├│ to...

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