Answer briefly these burning issues about the novel "El Bronx Remembered":
Mon: If you had to pick a single character in these stories that you cared about the most, who would it be, and why?
Tue: Which of the stories seems the most realistic to you? Explain your response.
Wed: What are some of the ways Mohr creates a distinctly Puerto Rican atmosphere, or flavor, in these stories? How did you react to this flavor?
Thu: In almost all of these stories, characters face intense conflicts, either external or internal. Which conflict captured your interest the most? Why?
Fri: In some of the stories, such as "Herman and Alice" and "Love with Aleluya", Mohr brings together characters who are alike in some ways but very different in others. How are these similarities and differences important in defining the characters and in revealing the stories' central conflicts?
Fri: Think about the futures of the young characters in these stories. What will happen to them? Will they leave Bronx? Discuss a sequel to one of the stories in the book. For example, you might consider whether Hector will complete his education, or discuss a career for Judy. Keep the characters' traits in mind as you sketch future lives for them.
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