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EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENT ON LITERARY CHARACTERS.

Discusses the characters of two Chicano novels. Sandra Cisneros' THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET and Tomas Rivera's AND THE EARTH DID NOT DEVOUR HIM. How both novels use the environment to establish the tone. Compares and contrasts differences of the novels in terms of such characterstics as geography, people and time.
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As local Latin novels, Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street and Tomas Rivera’s And the Earth Did Not Devour Him both present the effects of environment on the characters and illustrates how environment can be used to establish the tone of a novel. Although these two novels share many similarities with respect to ethnicity and its effects, they differ in terms of such characteristics as geography, people, and time. This report will compare and contrast these elements and will argue that a critical difference between the two is that Rivera focuses on the environment in which Mexican-American migrant workers of the 1940s and 1950s lived while Cisneros positions her story in an urban barrio.
Rivera’s story takes place within the context of the experiences of the Chicano migra

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