Steinbeck takes a Mexican folk tale, one which features so many classic elements of a folk tale, and turns it into a story of class and racism, mixed with a little bit of adventure. SPOILERS
This article is about the accusation of “cultural appropriation” being thrown around at works of art. I may not be entitled to write this.
My whole life I’ve sort of wondered why “Beds are Burning” was a hit (it topped our chart when I was 6). I never liked the song but I never listened to lyrics.