Zapatista Book Summary and Study Guide

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The plot is based upon the 1994 Indian revolt in Chiapas, Mexico. An American on sabbatical is swept up in the struggle by being at the wrong place at the wrong time. He works at escaping the danger but circumstances continue to draw him in. When he is finally able to accomplish his goal, he realizes escape is not what he wants or needs. The people's revolution is seen through his eyes, giving the reader a valid point of reference.    It is a dramatic story accurately depicting the Zapatista revolution. Although the book provides insight into the human drama of the repressed Mayans, it does not preach, but instead rewards the reader with a page-turning action adventure and allows the reader an opportunity to reach profound conclusions.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Civilian resistance Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Revolution story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   actual description of sex Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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