Essay on Alfredo Corchado's Midnight in Mexico

Essay on Alfredo Corchado's Midnight in Mexico

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Alfredo Corchado — is the author of the book named " Midnight in Mexico:A Reporter's Journey through a Country's Descent into Darkness”. We are, probably, all interested in finding out the facts, news, and gossips about Mexico. This country was always associated with something mysterious. For me personally, the title of the book seemed to be very gripping, I was interested in revealing the secrets of life in Mexico, thus I decided to read this book. I was really curious, what can Alfredo Corchado tell me about the life in this country, the country, where the constant massacre is the picture, people used to see. In his book, the author tells the reader about the real situations, which took place in Mexico, reveals the secrets of the people’s lives and tells the story from the “inside”. He describes the way he lives his life, and does his work. The " Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey through a Country's Descent into Darkness” is a memoir. Author tries to transform his own experience into the story line. Corchado shows the reader the darkest episodes of Mexican society, while relying on his own experience.
The story is told in the first person and it seems to be reasonable, because the author tells his own story. Although, he is very careful, while talking about the facts, because even the fact of the existence of this book exposes him to danger. Because the content of it, revels the reality of life in Mexico, including the life of criminals, and the way they influence the life and career of the author and the ordinary people. The story is gripping, and it simultaneously appeals to both: ethos and pathos. At the same time the author seems to be worth believing, because, on one hand, he worked for Dallas Morning News, and got...


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...e live seem to be too dangerous for them to fell happy. However, they are against the evil and violence, ignorance and lie. Corchado is quite unsure about the future of Mexico, but he also sees that these people are strong willed and they have chance to make some change in the way they live. He doesn’t pay attention to politics, instead of that he relies solely on people, their courage and strong will. We should all be so strong enough to change, what we want to change, and preserve what we need to preserve. Alfredo Corchado showed us the example of how brave hearted a person should be and how much we should all love our motherland. After reading this book, you won’t remain ignorant about Mexico and the journalism in general.






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Corchado, Alfredo, Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness , 2013, Penguin Press

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