Esperanza Rising Questions
- Do you ever hear about immigration in the news?
- Did Esperanza and her family do the right thing in deciding not to join the workers’ strike?
- Who is your favorite character in Esperanza Rising?
- What is the minimum wage in the state where you live?
Why was Esperanza angry at Miguel before he returned with Abuelita?
Why was Esperanza angry with Miguel before he returned with Abuelita? He had neglected the roses and they were almost dead. He said he might go back and work for Esperanza’s uncles. He told Esperanza she was not at all like her Papa.
Which statement best describes Mama’s perspective in the story?
Q. Which statement best describes Mama’s point of view in the story? Mama thinks all people, even the poor and dirty, deserve respect and compassion.
What is Chapter 6 about in Esperanza Rising?
Esperanza promptly wanders away from everyone else. She stops on an overlook, and wonders if she can hear the heartbeat of the valley, the way she could at home. Esperanza lies down on the land, but she can’t hear the earth’s heartbeat. She loses her patience and begins to cry.
What was Miguel and Alfonso surprise?
After dinner Miguel and Alfonso tell Mama and Esperanza that they have a surprise for them. Behind the cabin they have built a shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe and surrounded it with Papa? s roses. After the fire, Alfonso and Miguel dug down to the roots of the singed roses, which were still healthy.
Who is Alfonso Hortensia Miguel?
Miguel – Miguel is the son of Alfonso and Hortensia, who work for Esperanza’s family. Esperanza and Miguel grow up together at the ranch. Miguel believes that living in the United States, even as a poor farmer, is better than living in Mexico because he has the opportunity to advance.
Who stole Esperanza’s money?
Miguel stole the money orders to bring proof to Esperanza that things will get better. Q. “Esperanza knew that her eyes were not deceiving her. Her throat tightened and she felt as if she couldn’t move.”
What happened after Mama refused Tio Luis proposal?
which of these occurred after Mama refused Tio Luis’s proposal? scorned the little girl who wanted to touch her doll.
Why did Esperanza call herself La Patrona?
Why did Esperanza call herself la patrona, or the head of the family? Papa was dead
Mama was sick
Esperanza had to be in charge.
What statement best describes Emmett and Jerome’s relationship?
What statement BEST describes Emmett and Jerome’s relationship? Emmett and Jerome are good friends.
Which detail best explains how Esperanza is changing?
Which detail explains how Esperanza must change? Esperanza bites her lip and looks down so she won’t cry. Miguel tells her that these problems are not her fault. Miguel says she only knows how to give orders to servants.
How do the differences in perspective among Esperanza Mama and the reader create suspense in the story?
It creates suspense by raising doubt that Esperanza will ever adjust to her new life. It creates surprise by revealing how Mama and Esperanza really agree with each other. It creates dramatic irony by introducing information that the characters don’t have. Q.
What is Chapter 7 about in Esperanza Rising?
The group eats together after their first long day of work, and then Alfonso and Miguel announce a surprise. They take everyone outside behind the cabin where they have planted a few tiny rose bushes near a plastic statue of Our Lady of the Guadalupe.
What is Chapter 8 about in Esperanza Rising?
Esperanza spends her first day alone with the two babies. At first, she is proud of herself and that she is at least contributing in some way. However, she gives the babies raw plums that make them sick.
What happened in Chapter 5 of Esperanza Rising?
Chapter 5: Los Melones (Cantaloupes)
The group boards another train, to Los Angeles. They are met by Alfonso’s brother Juan, his wife, Josefina, and their children, Isabel and the babies Lupe and Pepe. On the way to the farm, Isabel tells Esperanza that she wants to learn English in school this year.
What does the kitten that Marta holds symbolize?
Answers 1. The kittens are meant to represent the workers. Marta holds one of the kittens in front of a crowd and says that their group of workers are “small, meek animals” who allow themselves to be taken advantage of by the camp bosses.
How is Papa related to Tio Luis and Tio Marco?
Papa’s older stepbrother and the mayor of the town. Not quite as smart as Luis, his older brother, he follows the elder man around like a “donkey,” and does anything and everything Luis tells him to.
What did Papa promise Esperanza?
“Tomorrow, bouquets of roses and baskets of grapes on every table.” Papa had promised to meet her in the garden and he never disappointed her.
Why is Marta critical of Papa?
Answers 1. Marta is critical of Papa because he was a wealthy landowner. In her eyes, all landowners were responsible for holding down the workers.
Who is Tio Luis?
Tio Luis is Esperanza’s uncle. Esperanza’s father left the ranch to her uncle, but the house was given to Esperanza and her mother.
Who is Tio Luis Tio Marco?
Tío Luis, the ringleader, is the owner of the bank and a candidate for governor. Tío Marco is the mayor of the town, but he “always followed his older brother’s lead, like un burro, a donkey” (2.57).
Who saved Abuelita?
Miguel saved Abuelita from dying in the burning house.
How did Esperanza’s father died?
In the novel, the main character Esperanza -which translates to hope – is a rich, pampered girl in Mexico. In the city of Aguascalientes, Esperanza’s father, a ranch owner, is shot and killed by bandits while mending a fence. Esperanzas father’s evil stepbrothers plot to gain the land after his death.
What happened in Las Uvas?
Las Uvas. It’s the eve of the grape harvest on Esperanza’s family’s vineyard, and Esperanza’s father gives her a place of honor in the celebration. He is a wealthy Mexican landowner and she is his only child and the apple of his eye. She is also about to celebrate her 13th birthday.
Does Ramona marry Tio Luis?
Tío Luis offers to combine their property and asks Ramona to marry him. Ramona refuses.
What did Papa leave Tio Luis?
Tío Luis and Tío Marco come each day to take care of business in Papa’s study. A lawyer comes to talk to Mama about Papa’s will. He has left the house and the income from the grapes to Mama and Esperanza. However, Papa left the land to Tío Luis since he is the bank president and the banker on the loan.
Why did Senor Rodriguez come by with papayas?
Chapter 3 – papayas
Why does Sally’s father beat her?
Why does Sally’s father abuse her? Sally’s father is strictly religious and is ashamed that his sisters ran away from home. He is afraid that Sally will do the same thing so every time he sees her looking/talking to a boy he beats her.
Why does Esperanza hate her name?
Summary. The name Esperanza means “hope,” but she hates her name. She feels it means “sadness, it means waiting.” She explains that it was her great-grandmother’s name–a woman who was born in the Chinese Year of the horse, like Esperanza.
Who is Esperanza named after?
Esperanza is named after her great-grandmother, and both she and her great-grandmother were born in the Chinese year of the horse.