What character traits describe Gonzalo from the book Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman?

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Gonzalo is very mature for his age. But that's mainly because he's had a number of major responsibilities put on this young shoulders. As well as helping out his dad, who doesn't speak English, he has to keep an eye on his uncle, Tío Juan, who's apt to wander off from time to time.

But Gonzalo still has much to learn about life, and his experiences of planting seeds in the garden teach him an awful lot. Not only does he learn about nature but he also comes to understand the importance of community, as people from all walks of life and all different ethnic groups pitch in together to make a success of the garden. This shows that Gonzalo is open to new experiences and new ways of thinking. Although he's initially embarrassed at his father and uncle for not being able to speak English, Gonzalo shows that he's willing to change his opinions. Through working in the garden, he comes to realize the importance of his father and Tío Juan as they show themselves to be highly skilled, competent, and knowledgeable.

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Gonzalo is a Guatemalan immigrant who moved to Clevland with his family. Gonzalo is in the eighth grade and says that he can speak English fluently, unlike his mother's uncle, Tio Juan. Gonzalo learned to speak English by watching TV and being on the playground. His ability to grasp the English language through indirect means depicts his intelligence. Gonzalo also comments that the older you are, the younger you become when you immigrate to a new country. This observation illustrates that Gonzalo is an insightful young man. Gonzalo also mentions that he was in charge of watching over Tio Juan. One day, Tio Juan left the house without Gonzalo noticing because he was too busy watching TV. Gonzalo's willingness to watch over his uncle displays his caring personality, but he is also irresponsible because he doesn't notice that Tio Juan left the house. When Gonzalo helps Tio Juan plant his seeds, Gonzalo comments that he hopes none of his friends or enemies see him. Gonzalo's comment also depicts his self-conscious personality.

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