"The Born Worker"

Author: Gary Soto

"The Born Worker"

The main character of "The Born Worker" is a Latino/Mexican named Jose. He is a boy who lives in America and does labor to get money. He thinks that he is destined to labor, Arnie is lazy and spoiled and believes in hard work. Other people say that Jose was born with a ring of dirt around his neck and is a good worker.

Jose's conflicts

One of Jose's conflicts is Arnie. Arnie is a selfish coward who is Jose's cousin he only thinks about himself and is spoiled. Another conflict was when Mr. Clemen fell into the pool and he was bleeding. When Jose told Arnie to call 911 he just left Jose all by himself and after Jose called 911 Arnie came to take all the credit. After that Jose just left and knew there were people like him.