Presentation on theme: "The Revolt of the Cockroach People by Oscar Zeta Acosta Luis Contreras Ruben Garcia Lindsay Thompson."— Presentation transcript:
The Revolt of the Cockroach People by Oscar Zeta Acosta Luis Contreras Ruben Garcia Lindsay Thompson
PLOT (pg. 135) Why did Mr. Brown want to run for sheriff? Did he have a chance of being elected? Why/ why not?
PLOT (St. Basil Twenty-One) Why does Brown recite the poem during trial? Pg. 157 Six defendants are found guilty and fifteen were found innocent. Was this a victory for Brown? Pg. 163
PLOT (St. Basil Twenty-One) Who is Mrs. Wells and what information does he give Brown? What does Brown do with this information? Pg. 165
PLOT (Ch. 13) Were Brown’s speeches effective? (campaign) Why does he leave for Acapulco for 3 years?
“Buffalo” Brown: Character Analysis Mr. Brown cries numerous times throughout the book. Why do you think this is? What do you think is the significance of his tears? What do you think of his drug use?
“Buffalo” Brown: Character Analysis Do you think Brown was ever truly supportive of the movement or was he there for ‘the story’? Was he a sell out or not? -He promised to never ‘cop out’ yet abandoned his fellow militants for 3 years Brown’s side: Pg. 248
“Buffalo” Brown: Character Analysis Does Brown’s tone change throughout the book? Does Brown’s perspective(s) change throughout the book? Do your perspective(s) change throughout the book?
Overview Do you think this book was written in honest narration, and if so, why do you think Acosta would be so honest? (His sexual fantasies, Why do you think he spent the majority of his life being opposed to ‘women of his own culture’ ? What do you think of how he perceived/treated women altogether?
Overview Do you think this book would have still been published had he became sheriff? What do you think of the shift from non-violent protest to riots? (Bombing the judge) Overall, do you think the Chicano Militants made a positive or negative impact on the movement?