1982. This assumption is supported by a major topic of the novel: Mexican immigration, which has developed decisively after 1970. More detailed information on the time is given when the reader learns that the exact model of Delaney’s car is Acura Vigor GS (cf. p. 151). This car was produced by Honda after 1992. The mood of “Tortilla Curtain” is difficult to determine. It alternates between hopeful and hopeless; sometimes it is aggressive and often gloomy. The changes of mood are a result
are good to a countries economy as it creates local jobs. The Honda plant in Alliston exports the Honda Civic (a three door hatchback and four-door sedan) as well it is the only facility in the world that builds the full-size Odyssey minivan and the Acura MDX sport utility vehicle. LICENSING AND FRANCHISING Licensing occurs when a firm pays a fee and enters into a licensing agreement giving it the rights to another company's product, resulting in the rights to make or sell that company's product.