Bodega Dreams

Bodega Dreams

Bodega Dreams

The novel Bodega Dreams, written by Ernesto Quinonez, appears to suggest that in the case of the antagonist Willie Bodega, the ends do justify the means. Though
positive results were manifested in the community, the way in which they were accomplished were far from positive. The controversially ethical issue of whether the end justify the means or the means justify the end seems to be the concern of the novel. In history many peoples? lives have been destroyed to improve the gain of others. The forefathers of this country murdered and destroyed Native Americans? lives for their own personal gain, Germans murdered Jews for their own gain, and like Willie Bodega drug dealers sell drugs for their own financial gain. Though some people attain success in a less extreme manner, for instance, one may see a co-worker being fired as an opportunity for a promotion. The novel seems to suggest that in order to attain success one will inevitable be forced to step on people on the way up. Analyzing Willie Bodega?s rise to the top, how he got there, and his reasoning for the way he got there, will help to develop an understanding for the reason why

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