Esperanza realizes that she needs more elastics to bundle the asparagus. She goes out to the dock behind the shed to retrieve them. Huddled in between a “maze of tall crates,” she finds Marta, who begs Esperanza not to tell anyone she’s there—she has to take care of her mother, and cannot be caught.
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.
Why do you think Esperanza give the items to the family in the camp?
Why do you think Esperanza gave the items to the family in the camp? Because she felt sorry for them.
What chapter in Esperanza Rising does Miguel lose his job?
In the chapter “Los Duraznos” in Esperanza Rising, Miguel loses his job working with the motors because his boss gave it to some men from Oklahoma who will do the job for less money. As a result, he is forced to dig ditches to earn money.
Who Killed Papa in Esperanza Rising?
Esperanza learns that Papa and his workers were attacked and killed by bandits. She tells the story to Señor Rodriguez, her friend Marisol’s father who has brought the papayas Esperanza’s father had ordered for Esperanza’s party.
What does the damaged piñata on the tree symbolize?
What does the damaged pinata symbolize on the tree? The family was trying to be normal and festive when they could for the children but then they had to leave for Mexico.
Who teaches Esperanza to sweep?
When the adults go to work, Isabel teaches Esperanza how to change and wash diapers. Later, Esperanza goes to the platform. Although she has never even held a broom before, she is determined to learn how to sweep on her own. As she tries, other workers pass by her and call her names.
Why do the babies become ill under Esperanza’s care?
Q. Why do the babies become ill under Esperanza’s care? She feeds them plums.
How does the dust storm affect mama?
The doctor says that Mama has Valley Fever, a disease of the lungs caused by dust spores. If Mama survives, it might be six months before she’s well again. That really freaks out Esperanza.
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 surprised Esperanza during the last chapter?
At the end of the chapter, Esperanza is surprised by something. What is it? All of the money orders are gone!
What happened to Esperanza’s money orders?
To lighten the mood, Esperanza decides to show Mama all the money orders she’s been saving up to bring Abuelita to America—when she opens up her valise, though, she is stunned. The money orders are all gone.
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.
What good news Did the doctor give to Esperanza at the end of the chapter?
The doctor tells them that Mama can come home. Esperanza is elated. Hortensia tells Mama how mature Esperanza has become. When Mama comes home Esperanza tells Mama that Miguel left because Esperanza was mean to him.
Why did Miguel take Esperanza’s money?
Why did Miguel take Esperanza’s money orders? He needed food on his trip to northern California.
How does Tio Luis threaten Mama?
Way. Tío Luis threatens Mama, reminding her that the house and the grapes are on his land, and that he can make life very difficult for her.
Did Esperanza marry Miguel?
Miguel and Esperanza have played together since they were babies. Esperanza once declared, “I am going to marry Miguel!” Aww. Eventually, though, Esperanza realized that she and Miguel could never get married, because she was the daughter of the ranch owner, and he was the son of a housekeeper.
Who is Tio Luis?
Papa’s eldest stepbrother and the president of the local bank. A conniving, cruel man who, together with his younger brother Marco, takes advantage of Sixto’s death as a path towards acquiring the dead man’s land, wealth, and even his wife Ramona.
Why did the strikers stop their chanting?
Why did the strikers stop chanting? Immigration officials came and took them away.
What did Hortensia do to help Esperanza’s hands?
Hortensia makes a paste out of avocados and glycerine to soothe Esperanza’s cut and swollen hands. Having the green goo on her hands reminds Esperanza that her Mama used to sit like that, after a long day of gardening.
Why does the strike become a good thing for Miguel?
Why does the strike become a time of opportunity for Miguel? It allows him to work in many different jobs to make money. It gives him a chance to work on the train like he has wanted to do.
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.
Why does Esperanza not pull her hand away?
She doesn’t pull her hand away because she remembered the peasant girl and Mama’s kindness to her, she wanted to be more like Mama and not make the same mistake again. This shows that Esperanza is under standing her new life more and more.
Who is Hortensia in Esperanza Rising?
Hortensia is almost a second mother to Esperanza, and when Sixto dies, she and her family bring Esperanza and Ramona along with them to California to shelter them from the cruel plots of Luis and Marco.
What is Esperanza’s favorite dessert?
Josefina makes Esperanza’s favorite dessert, flan de almendras.
What frightening thing did Esperanza hear?
Q. What frightening thing did Esperanza hear? Esperanza heard the doctor say, “She’s a fighter,” when he was talking about mama. Esperanza heard the doctor say, “Not much time left,” when he was talking about mama.
What was in the secret package that Alfonso and Miguel brought from Mexico?
1 Answers. The strange package contains cuttings from Papa’s rose bushes that Miguel and Alfonso are transporting to California.
What does Esperanza think will help Mama and why?
What does Esperanza decide to do to help herself and Mama? They cut up the potatoes, leaving two dimples, or eyes, in every piece. These pieces will be planted in the ground, where they’ll grow into new potatoes. Why is Marta not allowed to stay with her aunt and uncle?
Why did Esperanza buy money orders?
Why did Esperanza buy money orders? She was saving money to bring Abuelita to Mama.
How does Hortensia explain depression to Esperanza?
The doctor says she is weak and also depressed. On the way to the hospital, Hortensia explains to Esperanza that when people are sad it is harder to get better.