Write a 5-7 page essay that synthesizes two texts, Tortilla Flat and The Semplica-Girl Diaries. The thesis statement should answer the following question, and the proof paragraphs should support your answer: How do these two texts relate to one another on the subject of community? In other words, how do the two writers convey similar or different ideas about communities and/or what behaviors, values, etc. make them fractured or ideal? In your conclusion paragraph, evaluate the claims about communities made by the writers—to what extent do these seem to be accurate or productive portrayals of community? Please submit a rough draft by Thursday, March 4 and a final draft on Tuesday, March 9.