In the story The Plum Plum Pickers Raymond Barrio suggests that life is like being trapped behind prison bars.
In the first paragraph of "The Plum Plum Pickers" he is showing a man trapped "No matter which way he turned he was trapped in an endless maze". What he does in the firdt sentence is he shows the man being trapped to symbolize the mans feelings. The man feels trapped.
Then in the next paragraph he shows the man being or becoming dehydrated "the hot dry air sucking every drop of moisture from his brute body". He shows this to show us how hard rhis man is being put to work, working so hard that he is about to pass out due to the lack of moisture, and wayer. This can show how the man feels trapped. He feels like he is a slave with no freedom, and only living to please others.
Thin in the next paragraph He says that the man was almost too exhausted to eat, "he munched his cheese with tortillas". So this shows us that this guy is hard working, and even though he is exhausted he will keep working, because he knows tha there will be a price to pay if he doesn't work so hard.
A few paragraphs later the author shows this man start to get a bit angry, when the man Roberto Morales said that " He had to take two cents from every bucket" The man got mad and said "you promised not to take nothing". This shows how the man could be trapped in a world where he is a slave, and he has to do everything for everyone else.
This passage is important because it shows us how the story goes, adn how the character changes through out the story. This is why it is important.