In the middle of April Esperanza learns that Isabel may become the Queen of May Day at her school. Isabel has straight A’s and is the only girl in her class to do so. The girl with the best grades is supposed to be Queen of May Day.
What happens at the end of Chapter 12 Esperanza Rising?
Mama assures Esperanza that Miguel knows she didn’t mean the things she said, and will return soon. 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.
What is Esperanza angry about in Chapter 12?
In chapter 12, Esperanza is so angry about how unfairly the Mexicans are being treated in America.
What is one reason why Esperanza gives the doll to Isabel?
What is one reason why Esperanza gives the doll to Isabel? She wants to give Isabel something that will last a long time, to show her that being Queen of May would only last one day. Esperanza tells Isabel to give it to someone at school tomorrow.
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.
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.
How does Miguel feel about the strike?
Miguel basically agrees with the cause of the strike but is more worried about his own future and sees this as an opportunity for him to do what he wants to do.
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.
Why does the strike become a time of opportunity 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. It gives him time to think about striking too.
What does the change in Esperanza’s hands symbolize?
What does the change in Esperanza’s hands symbolize? Esperanza has become a hard worker and a reliable employee to take care of her mother and herself. Life Is difficult just like Abuelita taught her.
What do the grapes symbolize in Esperanza Rising?
The grapes symbolize that Esperanza cuts the first grapes of the harvest at El Rancho de las Rosas. The grapes also symbolize Esperanza’s anguish at the death of her Papa. Another example are peaches, the second to last chapter in the book. The peaches symbolize that it is the time of the year that you harvest peaches.
What did Esperanza discover hiding in a corner?
When Esperanza goes to get more rubber bands, she’s surprised to find Marta hiding in a corner. This is Esperanza’s chance to get rid of Marta for good.
Who is sire’s girlfriend?
Sire has a girlfriend name Lois. She is small and pretty with little pink toenails like “seashells,” but she doesn’t know how to tie her own shoes.
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!
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.”
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?
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.
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 Juan in Esperanza Rising?
Juan is Alfonso’s brother. He and his wife, Josefina, live and work in the San Joaquin Valley in California with their three children, Isabel and twin babies. They find work and housing for Alfonso’s family and Mama and Esperanza and help them adjust to their new lives in the United States.
What is Esperanza’s dad’s name?
Sixto Ortega, or ”Papa” is Esperanza’s father who is a wealthy ranch owner and generous to his workers. Papa is killed by bandits while mending a fence.
Why did Esperanza help Marta?
Esperanza helps Marta escape by keeping her hidden in the asparagus crates and giving her an apron so she could trick the guards. “When you leave, put on the apron and carry the asparagus so you’ll look like a worker” (p. 209). Esperanza believes that the farm workers have a right to work like everyone else.
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 not tell the police about Marta hiding in the shed?
Why did Esperanza not tell the police about Marta hiding in the shed? She didn’t want to take her away from her mother.
What does Darius and the clouds mean?
The theme for “Darius and the Clouds” is that you have to make the best out of what you have. “Still, we take what we can get and make the best of it.” They live in the inner city and don’t get to see much ‘beauty’ however, they make what they can by looking at the clouds and admiring them.
What did the nun do to make Esperanza cry?
The Sister Superior thinks Esperanza lives close to school, and she points to some run-down apartments and accuses Esperanza of living there. Esperanza is so upset that she admits to living there, even though she does not. Esperanza starts to cry, and the nun lets her eat at the canteen that day, but not afterward.
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.
Why did the strikers choose the asparagus season to stop work?
The strikers were trying to slow the workers during the critical time the asparagus had to be picked before the high temperatures hit. They were toilet papering their homes so they would have to clean it up and then not make it to work on time.
What does Isabel aspire to become Will she get her wish?
What does Isabel aspire to become? Will she get her wish? She wants to become the Queen of the May. Even though Isabel has the grades to qualify to become Queen of the May, the teacher usually finds a way to crown a blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl instead.
Why does Esperanza dislike Marta?
Answers 1. Marta is about Miguel’s age and has a sharp tongue. Upon learning that Esperanza was once wealthy, Marta begins to taunt her. Esperanza tries to explain that her father was a kind man and Isabel explains that Esperanza lost everything in a fire, but Marta does not stop ridiculing the new arrival.