Dynamics of Neighborhoods
In the book Finn by Matthew Oldham, Silvia and Chloe experience a lot of different types of neighbor hoods. Chloe lives with her loving Grandparents in a quiet middle-class neighborhood. Silvia is a illegal immigrant from Mexico and is also the maid at Chloe’s Grandparents house. Chloe goes to a private school in her neighbor hood. Then one day she gets kidnapped by her Mother’s scruffy boyfriend Bobby. Now Chloe’s Adventure begins.
Bobby Took Chloe back to his neighbor hood to see her mother. Chloe was surprised to see that the neighborhood that she was going to was nothing like her Grandparents neighborhood. Her Grandparents neighborhood was a nice neighborhood. They lived in a quiet middle-class neighborhood. There were rarely anybody that walked outside. It had big houses, clean yards, street lights and mostly Caucasian folks lived in their neighborhood. On the other hand in bobby’s neighbor hood it was exact opposite. The Streets were filthy with trash. Their were small row houses with iron bars in each window. The yards were not very nice looking. Their were no street lights. This part of town would probably be considered the “ghetto” side of town.
When Chloe has been at her mothers for a while they go back to her Grandparents house when their was nobody there and rob it. Chloe tries to blow up the house once they finish and she fakes her own death which scared Bobby and Claire away. This was her chance to escape. Now was her chance to run away. That’s when she finds out that Silvia was in the house. They escape together hoping to get to go to California so Silvia can see her boyfriend and have her baby. Along the way they ran into some problems and met a African American Boy named James. Silvia was very pregnant and needed a place to rest. James took Chloe and Silvia to his Aunts apartment. James’s Neighbor hood was even worse, it was known as “The Projects“. Their were old run down Government apartments burned down...