Ayaa Elgoharry and Prekiya Kennebrew
The Rain God Handout
Information about the author of the book
Main character quick analyzes
- Miguel Grande- Macho, shows that men are guiltless womanizers.
- Miguel Chico- Rebelled against his family traditions, first generation.
- Juanita- Housewife, mother, ignores Grande mistreatments.
Transition to male masculinity
- Masculinity can be defined in many different ways.
- Miguel Chico grew up with a father who instilled his belief of how men should be.
- “His father had told him to be a man and protect his mother from the dead.” pg. 10
- “Miguel Grande would scold Maria for allowing his son to play with dolls. I don’t want my son brought up like a girl.” pg. 15
- “He knew he was no poet like his cousin JoEl, the most sensitive member of the family.” pg. 28
- “Their father could be vicious in his rage and was capable of beating them severely when he drank too much.” pg. 43
How are women affected?
- Information on gender roles
Is there such thing as masculinity when it comes to death?
How is health perceived in The Rain God?
How does Mexicans: Pioneers of a Different Type relate to The Rain God?