StudentShare solutions
Got a tricky question? Receive an answer from students like you! Try us!

Book Report/Review example - Los Vendidos by Louis Valdez

Only on StudentShare
Book Report/Review
Book Reports
Pages 3 (753 words)
To get into a humorous mode in any work of literature, the author need not create special clowns. Though such a character serves some purpose from the point of view of entertainment of the audience, the real humor and satire are the ones between the interactions between the different characters on issues related to their day to day lives…

Extract of sample

How Louis Valdes interweaves socio-political issues of the young urban Chicanos and responds to their innermost conflicts involving their identity, with satire and humor'
Some welcome breaks in life and career spring forth new opportunities for a creative mind. In 1967 the Teatro Campesino separated from the UFWOC to shift to a new location in Del Rey, California. This new company opened the vistas of new dramatic possibilities. New themes, characters and plots relating to the changing lifestyles were developed. Los Vendidos highlights how the company accepted this challenge. The first performance at Elysian Park was accepted by the public enthusiastically. The inner conflicts of the people were openly criticized and the audience liked this frankness of approach. The cultural affirmation depicted in a satirical tone, impressed them.
Educate through entertainment, seems to be the objective of Louis Valdez and this is the right approach. Moral sermons delivered from the high pedestal bores the audience and no one takes such lectures seriously. Any change in the people should be from within and one should accept such change willingly. The playwright has twin responsibilities. His script needs to be the tool of change, at the same time, popularity of the work at the grassroots level must be achieved. ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

"The Characters of a short story are often alienated and isolated figures operating on the Fringes of society"
"I write short," she wrote beautifully in 1983, "my words tight to the thread of the narrative."…
10 pages (2510 words)
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
The men were at liberty to actualize themselves, but the women were not. The play is said to typify pre-World War II America, but more women remained in the workforce after the war.…
Hamlet by William Shakespeare Essay
According to Lee Jacobus, "Setting refers to the environment, the physical place and time, in which the story takes place". (Jacobus, 68). This means that it refers not only to the physical world and time where the play is set, but also the social environment of the characters. This can include: customs, manners, moral values that rule the society. In Hamlet, the setting is much more than simply…
6 pages (1506 words)
My Last Duchess by Robert Browning
First, three high school students, two men and one woman, should be asked to volunteer to come to the front of the classroom. The woman is instructed that she is a painting and asked to stand calmly as if for a portrait session. The first man is instructed to play the role of a proud duke and read the poem to the second man, who is to remain silent. After the poem has been read, point out that in…
3 pages (753 words)
Political Satire
The novel is a complex and varied piece of work which contradicts the limitations of such a definition; it is more, or perhaps less, than the statement suggests and may possibly defy categorization.…
8 pages (2008 words)