Day 2

The Tortilla Curtain Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What is Delaney's reaction to the car driving around in his neighborhood?

    Delaney's perspectives on many aspects of his life and culture are gradually shifting during this part of the novel. As a result, his initial reaction is just to be aggravated that the car is tailing him. But then that annoyance turns into alarm and then fear when he realizes that he has no idea who those people were and, he suspects, they were probably up to no good. This instance represents Delaney's rapidly changing perspectives on many aspects of the world around him, particularly vis a vis outsiders and the unknown.

  2. 2

    Why does Kyra enjoy spending time at the Da Ros home?


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