Essay

Prompt:  You have read Zoot Suit and learned about the historical background that inspired the play. Think about how Luis Valdez’s historical perspective informs the central idea of the play. How does he use a specific literary element to develop this central idea? You may wish to focus on specific characters (El Pachuco, Henry Reyna, the Press) or a specific allusion or symbol (i.e. sleepy lagoon or the zoot suit itself), and explain how the author’s perspective shapes this element and uses it to communicate the play’s central idea to his audience. This paper must be in standard MLA formatting and must be 4-6 pages in length.