Esperanza and her father are walking through the vineyards on their ranch in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Pretty nice way to start a story. Esperanza’s father explains to his daughter that their land is alive. If you lie down on the ground, you can feel it breathe and hear its heart beating.
Why is Abuelita staying behind in Mexico?
Why did Abuelita stay behind in Mexico? She needed to save money. She had hurt her ankle and needed to stay at the convent. She didn’t want to go with Mama and Esperanza.
Why was Esperanza so upset when she first saw Tio Luis at the reading of the will?
Why was Esperanza so upset when she first saw Tio Luis at the reading of the will? He was holding the will with a huge grin.
Why can’t Abuelita go with the rest of the group to the US?
Why can’t Abuelita go with the rest of the group to the U.S.? She is too old.
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).
What does the word Esperanza mean?
Esperanza is a Spanish feminine given name, meaning “hope” or “expectation”.
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.
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.
Is Esperanza Rising a true story?
The book was inspired by some actual events, the results of my research, and my own imagination. (It will be helpful for the reader to read the author’s note in the back of the book.) Although the book is based loosely on my grandmother’s immigration and parallels her story, Esperanza Rising is a work of fiction.
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.”
Why was Esperanza angry with Miguel at the beginning of the chapter?
She is angry with Miguel because he retains his belief that he can get ahead. Esperanza believes that Miguel will never be anything besides a peasant in America. Esperanza encounters a “mountain” when she learns that Mama can come home.
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.
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.
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 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 was Esperanza’s favorite dessert?
Josefina makes Esperanza’s favorite dessert, flan de almendras.
Does Ramona marry Tio Luis?
Tío Luis offers to combine their property and asks Ramona to marry him. Ramona refuses.
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.
Why does Esperanza want a new name?
She wants to change her name to something that shows her true, secret self. She decides that a name like “Zeze the X” would be good. Esperanza’s desire to change her name shows both an understanding of the power of language and a desire for her own identity and agency.
What is Esperanza’s last name?
Esperanza’s last name is Ortega. She lives on a ranch with her mother and father, Sixto and Ramona Ortega. Esperanza’s father is killed at the…
What did Abuelita save from the fire?
What does Abuelita save? Esperanza saved her most recant, and most precious doll, and Abelita saved her zig-zag crocheting project. Who do you think started the fire? Tio Luis and Tio Marco, the uncles started the fire.
Why did Senor Rodriguez come by with papayas?
Chapter 3 – papayas
Does 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.
Why was Esperanza using a scythe to cut vines?
Answers 1. Esperanza is using the scythe to cut the first grapes before the swarm of field-workers and servants start picking. This is a tradition of the harvest.
Who is Esperanza’s first crush?
Sire. Esperanza’s first crush. Sire sometimes stares at Esperanza, and though she is afraid, she tries sometimes to look back at him. Sire and his girlfriend Lois hang around outside late at night.
Was Esperanza born Mexico?
This fictional story parallels her life in some ways. She was born and raised in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Her father was Sixto Ortega and her mother, Ramona. They lived on El Rancho de la Trinidad (which I changed to El Rancho de las Rosas) and her uncles did hold prominent positions in the community.
How old is Esperanza at the end of the book?
The book ends on the day of Esperanza’s 14th birthday and Esperanza has finally learned to be grateful for what she does have: her family reunited, friends who love her, and most of all: hope.