Always Running Story Analysis

Always Running: Gang days in LA

Los Angeles, although known for its beautiful beaches and massive skyscrapers, is also home to traffic congestion and racial/ethnic tendencies. In the book, Always Running, the author, Luis Rodriguez, uses many structural elements that contribute greatly to how the story is told. His use of pace, backstory, flashback and foreshadow are some of the most contributing elements to the story as a whole. In this book, the main character Luis tell his coming of age story in gangs, drugs, sex; but also a story of redemption, a story of how he changed his life from chaos to focus on becoming a better person.
In the book Always Running, Luis uses pace to either ...

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his pace quite often throughout his story; he often uses a change in pace at the right time to where the story does not seem rushed. As this is a very important part of the story, it is not the most important.
Every tale needs to have some sort of story behind it to premise the main plot; Luis’ use of his back story in the very beginning has a profound impact to the story. Knowing of the background of a character allows the reader to make assumptions/opinions about the person right off out of the start of the book. In the beginning, Luis is traveling with his family to the airport to get out of the country; (for quote, see previous paragraph). This scene sets the precedent of the idea that Luis is always running. Whether running from the country with his family, or running from bullies that had held him back as they beat up his older brother. And although the backstory has a profound way of manipulating the entire story it too, is not the most important element of the ...

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Added: 10/26/2017 05:08:44 PM
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Category: Book Reports
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