The Tortilla Curtain Essay

They came to the United States in hope of fulfilling their dreams. When they got here they thought they would be able to make a life for themselves and be able to live happily. Their views on that really changed when they had no place to live and hardly any food to eat. Being illegal … Read more

The Tortilla Curtain Review

In The Tortilla Curtain T. Coraghessan Boyle tackles an issue which haunts much of the Western world: illegal immigration. Alternating between two couples, one white American, the other Mexican, the novel explores both sides of this difficult question, confronting racism, fear and the moral dilemma of the liberal conscience. Delaney Mossbacher lives on the Arroyo … Read more

The Tortilla Curtain Themes

THEMES Homeless is always around us; it can be the need of a place where to live or what makes a home. (Sometimes we are homeless like in the story; Candida and America are homeless because they don’t have place where to live and Delaney and Kara have a house where to live but they … Read more

The Tortilla Curtain

While driving his custom, foreign car to the recycling center, Delaney hits Candida who is crossing he street when returning from the market. Initially, Delaney is concerned about his car and then insurance rates and then lastly, for the man who was struck by his car. Candida, who is severely injured from the accident, but … Read more