The Harvest - Analysis Summary & Analysis

Tomás Rivera
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Rivera uses the limited third person narrative perspective to tell the story, which means that the reader can witness the activities of all the characters but has access only to the thoughts and feelings of the young man. Don Trine's thoughts and motivations are never revealed, lending the necessary air of mystery to the plot line of the story.

The young men and the other migrant workers are never identified, leaving Don Trine as the focal point and the significant character amidst the group. This symbolizes Don's distinctive characteristics and unique thinking among the others, who do not assert any individualism or independent activity. The plight of the migrant worker is one of tedious, controlled toil, so Don is unique in his ability to break away from the others and experience a fuller life while in the midst of the sameness of everyday life.

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