In his narrative, author Oscar Pineda delves into the concept of the American Dream. When the narrative opens, Oscar finds himself sitting on a plastic chair the day of his graduation, realizing that his life has been the result of parental nurture, devotion, and hardship. With family as his drive for success, Oscar soon realizes that his own American Dream “is for them,” the people that supported him through high school.
First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience:
1, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/fgv/vol2/iss1/10