La Carreta

La Carreta s play follows a family of Puerto Rican j baros rural peasants that in an effort to find better opportunities end up moving to the United States The story is divided in three acts each focusin

  • Title: La Carreta
  • Author: René Marqués
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 326
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  • 1940 s play follows a family of Puerto Rican j baros rural peasants that, in an effort to find better opportunities, end up moving to the United States.The story is divided in three acts, each focusing on a specific location The first act begins with the family preparing to move from the countryside to San Juan, capital of Puerto Rico, in search of a better life Th1940 s play follows a family of Puerto Rican j baros rural peasants that, in an effort to find better opportunities, end up moving to the United States.The story is divided in three acts, each focusing on a specific location The first act begins with the family preparing to move from the countryside to San Juan, capital of Puerto Rico, in search of a better life The second act takes place a year later in the La Perla slum of San Juan, where the family has moved The final act takes place yet another year apart, in The Bronx, New York, where opportunity turns to tragedy.

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    1. shit i'm crying. this was actually really great and i think that it's my favorite read from this school year. again, it has to do with puerto ricans, but this one adds a little bit of the so-called "american dream." i really liked the messages behind it. i love that the dialogue was written phonetically. the characters were great. i really liked it

    2. Obviamente como obligación "tediosa" habia leído esta obra multiples veces para cumplir con "X" clase. Sin embargo esta fue la primera vez que la leo porque verdaderamente quise. Es una excelente obra. En esencia es un breve estudio de la diaspora puertorriqueña de los 50's, una crítica indirectamente a la industralizacion, el sueño americano y sobre todo una crítica al jíbaro mismo. Esa ilusión por el porvenir que en muchas ocasiones es solo una ilusión y nada más. Es un tanto "preach [...]

    3. Read this book many years ago Loved it then, love it still. Takes place around the time of Puerto Rico's industrialization and how people struggled for a better way of life or "the american dream" so dearly sold to the "jibaros" and still is to many others. It is a classic and it tells the story of many, hope you enjoy!

    4. read it in school, can't remember much, thought it was boring but then again is not a book any kid can find interesting. on the other hand i do understand why they make us read it at schools since its a classic. I'll be reading it again to see what I make of it now.

    5. Aunque apoyo mi cultura, no voy a mentir, no me gustó. En fin, a pesar de todo el Sr. Marqués escribe muy bien y sí, entendí su punto, de tanto que lo repitió en 170 páginas, no se me va a olvidar.

    6. Wow, que duro, acabando de terminar esta clásica obra puertorriqueña "La Carreta" de René Marqués y me ha hecho llorar. La triste realidad de muchos que dejan y sacrifican todo para encontrar una vida mejor y no la logran encontrar. Realidad que se puede aplicar al antes,y al ahora, y en cualquier país. Hace mucho tiempo leí este libro, en la escuela pero en realidad no lo recordaba. Es buenísimo pero también muy triste. ¡Lo recomiendo! Wow, difficult to swallow, just finished this clas [...]

    7. Tremenda. Te muestra como vivían y las situaciones que pasaban los jibaros puertoriqueños en sus tiempos. Lo que las mujeres pasaban por causa del machismo y las obligaciones del hombre por este. Lo más que me gustó es que los personajes se expresan como en la manera común en esos tiempos por no ir a la escuela, ya que, tenían que trabajar desde niño en el campo para poder sobrevivir. También, que las personas creían que ir a los Estados Unidos iba a resolver sus problemas económicos e [...]

    8. I read this play when I was a senior in high school. At first I thought I'd hate it with all my might. When I started reading it, I didn't expect it would catch my attention. And, to be honest, I might have liked a character or two but that was about it. When I got to the second stamp, things started to change. I found myself caught up on the play. I got to enjoy it after all. It certainly isn't one of my favorites, but I did enjoy it. It was fun and the characters were well developed. I'd like [...]

    9. Tragic play that follows a Puerto Rican family from the mountains (act I) to la Perla, a slum in San Juan, (act II) to New York (act III). Each movement holds the promise of a brighter future for this family, but ends up bringing them closer to the tragic ending. The wise old grandfather delivers the message of the play: puertorriqueños would be better off if they stayed close to their land and didn't leave for the metropolis. It's written the way a Puerto Rican family from el campo might speak [...]

    10. The first time I read this classic it was in high school. The first time I didn't understand the concept of the story, but I've to read it again for a project in College. I felt the reading was different and I began to like it. I read it again a few years ago to refresh my memory and I loved it. Its well written.

    11. Cuando me asignaron leer este libro para la escuela pensaba que seria uno de los muchos aburridos que he tenido que leer. Pero desde las primeras paginas me di cuenta que no era asi y terminó gustandome. Estuvo bastante bueno.

    12. I had to read this book for a class I'm taking on Puerto Rico. It's a pretty good play, full of the usual themes of family and tragedy and change and all that. Pretty good.

    13. To be fair, I read this many years ago, when I was in Junior High, and I just remember not liking it at all, but I don't know why. I guess I have to read it again to form a better opinion.

    14. Written in Puerto Rican, this drama is an allegory of the loss of Puerto Rican identity because of the influence of U.S. culture on the Island.

    15. One of the first books i ever read. Interesting portrayal of jibaro dialogue which i found funny, took me forever to read because of my short attention span at that time

    16. Una obra de teatro en el que se aprecia la emigración puertorriqueña desde el campo a la ciudad y a los Nueva Yores

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