Bloodworth the Jacket Comparisoncontrast Essay

Bloodworth the Jacket Comparisoncontrast Essay

Comparison/Contrast Essay

Gary Soto, a well-known author who has written popular stories like, 'The Jacket' and 'Bloodworth'. Why have people taken an interest in Soto's stories? Gary Soto has a pattern of giving his readers a message about life in his own style of writing. Though in his stories, his way of giving his message and telling his stories are either similar or different.

To start, Soto's alikeness in his stories are usually a young Latino boy facing an issue due to his lifestyle. 'And so I went, in my guacamole jacket. So embarrassed, so hurt, I couldn't even do my homework.' This section from 'The Jacket' (a tale by Soto) we make out that the narrator had such a big concern about his jacket, that it caused him to be distracted and feel ashamed. The narrator feels discourages and Soto was able to capture and write about the narrator's struggle. 'I approached the mat, looked at the referee moving his mouth, and shook hands with Bloodworth. We backed away two steps, each of us looking intensely at the other, and waited for the 'Readyyyyy, wrestle.'' Again, Soto captured the moment of the overwhelmed narrator. The piece from 'Bloodworth' shows another intense moment through the similar concept the author creates. Even though Soto's stories are usually about the same concept of the narrator facing a problem, in every story Soto infers a meaning about life.

Lastly, we can tell that Soto's similarities are exciting, but his differences in his stories are even better. '... my peak as a fighter came one week in spring the year I was a fifth grader when I was reportedly the gang leader of Mexicans who had beat up the Surfers.' Gary Soto's choice of character is different from what an author would usually pick, because this character is tough and young, but the way Soto made his story, it was unpredictable. Soto created a sturdy and high self-esteem personality for a Mexican fighter type character. 'At...

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