5Basic Situation Nardo and Manny are picking chilies in the field when theI.N.S arrive. The I.N.S arrestthe illegals and Manny andNardo hide from the I.N.Suntil they leave. They take allthe chili peppers and sell themfor money.
6Rising Actions Manny’s dad takes all the money they earned and left to Rico’s pool house(a bar in town) and spentall their money
7Conflict:Manny’s dad has been at the pool hall for one week without going home.His Wife gets worried and goes to the pool hall to bring him home.She embarrasses him in front of all his friends.Sixteen year old Magda gets pregnant without her dad noticing.
8ClimaxWhen they get home, Manuel’s mom decides to go to a friends house to do her hair. After a few minuets, her husband appears in the window with a gun. He starts shooting but cant hit her. A neighbor called the cops and when they arrived, Manny’s dad hid the gun but still got arrested. When he got out of jail, both Manny’s dad and mom decided never to embarrass or hurt each other again.
9ResolutionWill Manny’s parents hold their promise? What will happen to Magda? Will their lives ever be the same?
10About the AuthorVictor Martinez was born in Fresno, California, the forth of a family of twelve children. He has worked jobs as a field laborer, welder, truck driver, firefighter, teacher, and office clerk.