Bodega Dreams by Author: Ernesto Quiñonez might leave a reader feeling terrible. Cause right after chino got home he was hearing the news on tv about a reporter being killed by someone he knows or is close to him. An example of this is on page “So I finished my drink and switched to channel 47, hoping they would give one of their own more news time. I wasn’t disappointed.’’
The book is about a protagonist who is caught between two worlds.The problem driving the plot seems to be Person vs society. Chino comes from a poor neighborhood. His parents were immigrants.Chino is doing what he loves to do which is going to college, working, married,family,as well being successful in his life but society wants him to think he might do drugs, crime, violence, be a delinquent, because of where he grew up.
The issues that keep coming up are Sapo always comes to Chino because Bodega wants to see him. You can see this on page 343 where it says: ““Yo, Chino, bro, like Bodega, wants to meet you at El Museo del Barrio..” The theme here is perseverance. I mean, what’s at stake in this story is chino is a hard working man who trying to get what he loved to do which he never give up on the things he always wanted to do in his life and he try and try just to be there a hard smart working man.
I am impressed by your post “The Bodega Dreams” because I like the way you described “Chino”. Your word choice made it easy for me to imagine him and how he is in the book without reading the book.
One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “.Chino is doing what he loves to do which is going to college, working, married, family, as well being successful in his life but society wants him to think he might do drugs, crime, violence, be a delinquent, because of where he grew up”. I think this is descriptive and gives whoever reads your post a clear understanding of the plot of the book. This is also relatable because I live in a poor neighborhood and my parents are also immigrants.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you are very informative. I like your choice of words because they are words that I can easily understand.
I am very fascinated by your post, “The Bodega Dreams” because it greatly elaborates on a novel in which it seems that it is him against society. He has to face the struggles of low income while being surrounded by negativity such as drugs, violence, and countless more.
I believe that living in poverty may not be the best situation for Chino but he still has to manage to make a living. From what you said before it seems that he wants to earn and work hard in order to provide himself with a better life and living.
Does Chino receive a happy ending or a way out of poverty?
– Brenda Ornelas