Spare Parts

by

Joshua Davis

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Russell Pearce Character Analysis

An Arizona State representative who in 2004 gives a speech saying that he views the immigration policies in America as being too lenient on immigrants and not good for the country. When the Carl Hayden team’s story breaks, he also urges people not to get too emotional in reading about their story when there is so much damage to the country as a whole due to undocumented immigrants.
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Russell Pearce Character Timeline in Spare Parts

The timeline below shows where the character Russell Pearce appears in Spare Parts. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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Immigration, Prejudice, and the American Dream Theme Icon
Five months after the competition, Arizona State Representative Russell Pearce gives a talk in Washington, D.C., stating that current immigration policies in the U.S. are... (full context)
Immigration, Prejudice, and the American Dream Theme Icon
A month before Pearce’s speech, voters in Arizona passed Proposition 200, a bill that barred illegal immigrants from receiving... (full context)
Immigration, Prejudice, and the American Dream Theme Icon
When the Nightline segment airs, Russell Pearce explains in response that voters shouldn’t focus on a small group of students, because one... (full context)