1st ed. 22 Want to read. When nineteen-year-old Eddie drops out of college, he struggles to find a place for himself as a Mexican American living in a violence-infested neighborhood of Fresno, California. For Eddie there isn't much to do in his rundown neighborhood but eat, sleep, watch out for drive-bys, and just try to get through each day. His father, two uncles . Bookplateleaf: Boxid: IA Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II. City: Orlando. Donor: alibris. Edition: 1st Harcourt pbk. ed.

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Buried Onions book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. On the mean streets of southeast Fresno, nineteen-year-old Eddie is. Buried Onions Chapter Summaries. Gary Soto 1 Summary. print Print; document PDF Eddie is the protagonist of Gary Soto's novel Buried Onions. Eddie is. An overview and plot summary of Buried Onions by Gary Soto. PDF. Tweet about the Buried Onions Study Guide Email the Buried Onions Study Guide to a.

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His life depresses him, at times even enrages him. He has no outlet for his feelings, but he is strong enough not to take them out on other people. He only does so twice, but they were acts of desperation, and he holds no real malevolence.

This is most obvious by his lack of the desire for revenge. He never even finds out.

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His lack of malevolence shows in many other places, for example the way he avoids Samuel and his miniature gang rather than beating them and showing them their place. It just hurts people who are already hurting, and will just die anyway, same as everyone else. Eddie has the aura of a defeated man. He has little willpower, and things happen to him, rather than him going out and making things happen.

As I mentioned, character interractions are a great strong point in this book. They are very realistic, and still filled with the emotional tension that writers love to glorify.

It was done realistically, subtly, and emotionally, an excellent combination. Furthermore the dialect and voices of the characters matched the speakers and the setting, a problem I sometimes notice in my own writing. Characters have distinct voices.

One of my favorite scenes was the one where Eddie finally talks to coach about his problems. It was described and acted out very realistically.

Many people in that situation would feel awkward, embarrassed, and rather stupid, particularly if they are out of practice with communicating feelings, as Eddie obviously is. I like how he compared it to Bazooka bubblegum, which has connotations of being common, cheap, and childish. Another mark of an excellent writer which is evident throughout this book is the use of strong verbs.

Strong verbs are words that convey action and meaning in a poignant manner, often even artistically. They are usually used in place of weaker verbs with less meaning and fewer emotional connotations i. They paint an excellent picture for the reader, and also carry with them connotations that can be applied to the setting in general. Sagging suggests depression, defeat, hopelessness, lack of energy and enthusiasm, all of which are evident in the setting and its inhabitants.Another reason to start writing prose was to test himself and his abilities as a writer.

When Gary attended school, he did not receive the free breakfast and lunch that schools are now required to provide to those who need assistance.

What he found instead was years of backbreaking labor. They worked long hours but earned minimum wage.

He graduated from high school with only a 1. Always eager to take up a new writing challenge, Soto agreed. The six 36 Wu Yajun 3. Sadly, he still had not learned the study skills necessary to do well and get good grades. After my reading about six lonely souls showed up , we had beers, and in our dreamy state—Lorna was twenty-one, I was twenty-five—we talked literary shop.

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