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by Gary Soto
place: Jhon buroughs elementary, Manuels house.
Manuel: a timid boy who signs up to the talent show to sing the song La Bamba, he is the protagonist.
Benny: one of Manuels best friends, he is also in the talent show.
Mr. Roybal: one of Manuels tachers, he hosts the talent show.
The main confict is Man Vs Self, because Manuel is always worrying tat he will mess up in the talent show.
The climax is when the talent show starts. As Manuels turn goes, he starts dancing La Bamba but the middle of his presentation the record gets stuck and Manuel had to start singing the song. He felt embarrased by the laughter and snickerin of the public, but as soon as he left the people outside started to clap.
th rising action is that Manuel is practicing and getting ready for the talent show. Also in one of the practices his record for La Bamba fell from his hands but he picked it up and cleand it in case it had gotten dirty.
Soto says he wanted to recreathe mexican neighborhood, he also says he wrote, rewrote and rewrote the rewrite so his friends would jump up and down on the page.
After the had ended manuel went outside and everybody congratulates him and tells him how good he was. Later when he goes home his dad asks how he did it and he answers Easy dad,I used laser tracking with high optics and low functional decibels petr channel. then he goes to bed and tells himse;lf he probably wont raise the hand next year for the talent show.
When Manuels record player gets stuck and he hast to sing the song.
he earned for limelight
he really wanted to be in stage
applause as loud as thunder
that the applause was so bidg it sounded like thunder
the cafetria rared with applause
used personification to say that the cafeteria was loud with aplause.
La Bamba Song
Related to growing up
that in life you have to take riskis ansd do difficult decisions.