Day 3

The Tortilla Curtain Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What is so entrancing to América about the nice bathroom at Jim Shirley's house? 

    América is amazed by how clean and pristine everything in the bathroom is. Even a room that seems rarely used is decorated so nicely. In many ways, this embodies what América thinks of as "The American Dream"--having so much money that you can spend some of it on frivolous things just because they make you happy, and not being desperate for survival money at all times. This is also the first time in a very long time that América has been inside the restroom of a private home, rather than a public restroom, allowing her to really take her time and think,...

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