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Jose Villarreal

Is the culture presented in a positive way? Do the characters come to a constructive resolution of conflicts? Are the characters multidimensional?

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This book focuses on the conflicts embodied by the characters in order to achieve resolution. This text shows how the protagonist juggles his loyalty to family traditions and native culture with his attraction to new cultural ideas. As Richard matures, he confronts cultural, religious, and sexual conflicts. He is trapped between his parents' desire for a better life and their dream of returning to their native ...

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This posting examines "Poncho" by Jose Villarreal in terms of culture and conflicts. It offers textual evidence and literary theory to validate the analysis.