Research paper essay

Research paper essay

4. Explore a chapter in Tattoos on the Heart and consider the divisions of this chapter into
its particular scenes. How do these disparate and~oftentimes-opposed vignettes
contribute to the overall impact of the chapter on you? How (if they even do so) do the
individual mini-narratives connect to or link up with the general chapter heading and the
theme? Think in terms of effective “plotting” on Boyle’s part.

5. Certainly, the setting (physical and mental, emotional and spiritual) of Tattoos on the
Heart plays a very significant and heavily dramatic role in the lives of those individuals
being depicted. How does this particular densely populated and impoverished “urban
setting,” for example, impact both the individuals residing there and your own particular
response to setting?

6. Boyle engages quite heavily in symbolism in his book. Consider, for example, physical
objects that also seem to represent the life or lives, the trouble or troubles, and/or the
blessing or blessings of the people in the narrative. See, for example, churches, hospitals,
graffito, clothing style, cars, gang signs, buildings, prisons, or anything else that seems to
represent and to dramatize the individual/collective lives of these people.

7. Although he focuses on a specific neighborhood or area in his work, Gregory Boyle,
nevertheless, deals with themes that we have confronted before-specifically in
Francisco Jimenez’ autobiographical work, The Circuit. See, for example, the horrific
limitations in both works put upon those people who are either or both economically
impoverished, socially marginalized, and generally uneducated. You may wish to
select a character, a theme, or a scene from both works and then to undertake a detailed

discussion of these crucial scenes/or and the figures in them as they relate to one of the
above ideas. What do they have in common? Or how are they different? What do you
understand via the dramatization of these disparate elements?

If the questions seem to overlap, do not be concerned: They do! Think of each question as a
beginning or as a point of departure for your discussion. Or think of them as focal points-
differences in “degree” if not in “kind.”

As an additional REQUIREMENT for this assignment, I will meet with each of you
individually. All that you need do for this meeting is to write a working thesis statement in
response to one of the questions listed above and to write out, type, or even highlight six
possible citations from the book, and to offer a list of the required secondary sources. These
primary citations should relate to your working thesis statement as well as to your discussion.
You may meet with me during any of the normal class periods or any of my scheduled office
hours. This meeting will be 20% of your total essay grade, so do not “blow it offl” I want to be
sure that you can both manage your topic and that you are also “on topic.”
Best of luck to “Ye” in both your future academic endeavors and in your future personal lives!
It’s been a “slice of heaven!”
Paper details:
– Sources: Tattoos on the Heart, Between Worlds and Father Greg of Homeboy Industries Bibliography (i will attach this file” – Required: i will attach a file.

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be a catalyst for change. But pessimism abounds too :[HOME EDlTlON]. ” Los Angeles Times 25
Mar. 2005,Los Angeles Times, ProQuest. Web. 30 Mar. 2012.

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Jul 2D10,Los Angeles Times, ProQuest. Web. 30 Mar. 2012.

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Feb. 2001,Los Angeles Times, ProQuest. Web. 30 Mar. 2012.

Pfeifer, Stuart. “‘Bflaacalargetsgengs; Releases; The newly reelected LA. County sheriff‘s ambitious goals include
eradicating gangs and keeping inmates locked up for their full terms :[HOME EDlTlON]. “ Los Angeles Times
12 Jun 2006,Los Angeles Times, ProQuest. Web. 30 Mar. 2012.

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arrest and a fine but no prison time. ” Los Angeles Times 11 Nov. 2010,Los Angeles Times, ProQuest. Web.
30 Mar. 2012. – V

Rivenburg, Roy. “guFrifdy of the Angels welcom‘eswa‘flnevvfguvefist; With Mahony’s blessing, $1,250 flrgin of
GuadaIUpe statuettes by Lladro go on sale at the cathedral gift shop :[HOME EDlTlON]. ” Los Angeles-Times
19 Nov. 2003,Los Angeles Times, ProQuest. Web. 30 Mar. 2012.

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30 Mar. 2012.

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