By Beth Darrow<br />(flags of Mexico and New York)<br />Book Report 1Underdogs and Alienist<br />
The Theme of Mariano Azuela’s The Underdogs<br />The Underdogs gives us a view of what the Mexican Revolution was like dur...
Theme of Underdogs continued<br />They are truly the underdogs, because they can barely scruff enough money to get weapons...
Main Characters of the Underdogs<br />Demetrio Macias: A man who is an excellent marksman and leader of men in battle. He ...
The theme of Caleb Carr’s The Alienist<br />This thriller is about the beginnings of Criminology and creating a psychologi...
Theme of Alienist continued<br />The novel offers an interesting perspective on the situation in New York during the late ...
Characters of The Alienist<br />Dr. Laszlo Kriezler: The psychologist (alienist) in the book who has a reputation of being...
Works Cited<br />The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela (1915)<br />The Alienist by Caleb Carr (1994)<br />Wikipedia<br />Bing im...
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Book report 1

  1. 1. By Beth Darrow<br />(flags of Mexico and New York)<br />Book Report 1Underdogs and Alienist<br />
  2. 2. The Theme of Mariano Azuela’s The Underdogs<br />The Underdogs gives us a view of what the Mexican Revolution was like during the term of President Porfirio Diaz. <br />The book follows a small band of Revolutionaries who are fighting for the common good of Mexico.<br />
  3. 3. Theme of Underdogs continued<br />They are truly the underdogs, because they can barely scruff enough money to get weapons to fight the well-trained Mexican Army.<br />They are fighting for the freedom of the Mexican lower-class.<br />
  4. 4. Main Characters of the Underdogs<br />Demetrio Macias: A man who is an excellent marksman and leader of men in battle. He helps men to fight in the Revolution with a good purpose. Soon he forgets his purpose and begins to see the Revolution as futile. He and his men are killed at the end of the novel.<br />Luis Cervantes<br />Quail<br />Lard <br />The Indian<br />Pancracio<br />Venancio<br />AnastasioMontañes<br />Towhead Margarito<br />
  5. 5. The theme of Caleb Carr’s The Alienist<br />This thriller is about the beginnings of Criminology and creating a psychological profile of the criminal.<br />This book’s setting is in New York, New York in 1896.<br />A group of investigators hired by the Police Department seeks a child killer.<br />
  6. 6. Theme of Alienist continued<br />The novel offers an interesting perspective on the situation in New York during the late 1890s.<br />The novel shows a lot of tension between the new immigrants coming into New York and their American rivals.<br />
  7. 7. Characters of The Alienist<br />Dr. Laszlo Kriezler: The psychologist (alienist) in the book who has a reputation of being involved with patients who needed his help. He is the main man who seeks the murderer and is the best character at finding clues.<br />John Schuyler Moore: The narrator. A prominent journalist who knows a lot about NY and is asked to take part in the investigation.<br />Theodore Roosevelt: The head of the NYPD who initiates and plans the investigation. He is known as being a brave, powerful, and kind-hearted man who has many enemies.<br />Sara Howard: a young woman working in the NYPD who is asked to be in the investigation and offers an interesting perspective in the case. She is a kind-hearted, passionate woman, and devoted employee.<br />Marcus and Lucius Issacson: Two Jewish detectives who are invited to work in the Police Department by Roosevelt. They are brilliant and creative in finding clues of the criminal.<br />Stevie: The young adolescent who is Kriezler’s assistant in getting a lot of labor done throughout the novel. He is very streetwise and loves tobacco.<br />Cyrus: An African American who is Kriezler’s personal assistant. He is kind-hearted but tough when needed and helps Kriezler in anything the doctor needs.<br />Mary Palmer: Kriezler’s maid. She was abused as a child and has a speech impediment. She is brave and loves the doctor. As soon as they seek to build a relationship she is killed.<br />
  8. 8. Works Cited<br />The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela (1915)<br />The Alienist by Caleb Carr (1994)<br />Wikipedia<br />Bing images<br />

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