English 102 Composition II
Instructor: Dr. Sarah Anne Shope
May 29, 2017
“Deportation at Breakfast”
Deciding on what story to pick was not hard. The one that stood out to me the most was “Deportation at Breakfast”. It stood out to me because of the word deportation. What could that mean? Was there someone in the story that was going to be deported? I wanted to find out so I decided to read this short story.
The story starts by the character describing their location. There was really no information given on the character; no name, no gender, nothing. The character is at a restaurant where breakfast is served. The sign on the window is what grabbed their attention to try this restaurant. “The place had an appealing and old-fashioned look” (Fondation 226). The character talks about the menu, and how it is written on a chalkboard.
The character is alone in the story, so they decide to sit on the counter tops at the restaurant rather than a booth, that way they are not taking space from the other customers. They are there early, so there are not that many customers at the restaurant.
The character describes another character named Javier. They know his name is Javier because it stitched on his uniform. He is described to be a short man with black hair, and a mustache. He is dressed in a chef’s uniform, which makes me come to think that he is a cook.
The character in the story orders an omelet for breakfast accompanied with a strong and hot coffee. As Javier is making breakfast, some authorities came in and took him. They cuffed his hands...