Gary Soto Discussion Topics

Discussion Topics

(Masterpieces of American Literature)

How is the theme of male friendship explored in Gary Soto’s works?

How is death a consistent theme in Soto’s works?

Describe the image of the Mexican American laborer as portrayed by Soto.

Discuss Soto’s use of natural imagery.

How is irony central to Soto’s works?

Discuss Soto’s theme of the individual in conflict with an indifferent universe.

How do Soto’s novels build upon the themes examined in his poetry?