Chapter 6: Las Cebollas (Onions)
Isabel points out the building with the camp toilets, and Miguel leads Esperanza and her mother to the group’s cabin. Alfonso has told the landowners that Esperanza and her mother are his cousins, so they will live as a family in one cabin.
Who did Esperanza meet in Chapter 6?
Text-Dependent Questions for Chapter 6:
Esperanza meets two new girls in this new setting: Isabel and Marta.
Why do you think Esperanza can’t hear the heartbeat of the valley?
Why do you think Esperanza was unable to hear the heartbeat of the Earth? She was jealous of her rich clothes and fancy hairdo.
What was Marta rude to Esperanza?
Esperanza reminded her of a girl that beat her up at the bike rack after school when she was in 6th grade. Marta was rude because she felt all rich people in Mexico were the same and had no good qualities. Esperanza rides in a truck on the highway to the camp.
What job does Miguel want to do on the railroad in Chapter 6?
So what is Miguel’s dream job? To work as a mechanic on a railroad. As a little kid, Miguel was fascinated by trains. He even asked Esperanza’s Papa to take him on a train ride as a reward for saving Esperanza’s life.
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 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.
Why did Miguel take Esperanza’s money?
Why did Miguel take Esperanza’s money orders? He needed food on his trip to northern California.
Why was Esperanza mad at Miguel?
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 honor did Esperanza’s father give her and why?
What honor did Esperanza’s father give her? Why? the honor was to cut something to get grapes and it was because she was the only child and the older.
Why did Isabel’s family have to live in a tent at one time?
Why did Isabel’s family have to live in a tent at one time? Isabel’s family had to live in a tent because they couldn’t afford rent. Isabel’s family had to live in a tent because they were working for a farm that did not give them lodging.
What do the papayas symbolize in Esperanza Rising?
Even though her father is gone, Esperanza still loves her home and the land around it, and is determined to stay forever. The smell of the overripe papayas, though, symbolizes that a sweet thing is about to turn sour.
How many babies are in Isabel’s family?
Isabel and Fernando had seven children: Filippe de Braganza (July 6, 1475 – 1483) Jaime, Duke of Braganza (1479 – September 20, 1532), succeeded his father as Duke of Braganza.
What did Marta do at the Jamaica?
Marta is a migrant worker and an antagonizing force among the field workers, encouraging them to strike for better working conditions. At a fiesta called a jamaica, Esperanza watches as Marta and her friends try to rally the field workers before they are ordered to leave.
What did the workers do after Marta tried to get them to strike?
What did the workers do after Marta tried to get them to strike? They told her to leave the camp.
What is Miguel’s dream?
In ‘Coco,’ Miguel’s dream of becoming a musician comes true. It’s a night in the Land of the Dead that gives him the opportunity to prove his talent!
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 does Esperanza marry?
Rosaura’s death left Esperanza free to marry Alex, and everyone in the household is overjoyed.
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.
How did Marta treat Esperanza?
Marta was really rude to Esperanza. When Esperanza told Marta that she was wealthy, Marta thought Esperanza had no good qualities.
Why does Marta hate Esperanza?
Marta is unfriendly to Esperanza because she thinks all rich people are bad. Esperanza is not rich any more, but Marta sees her as an enemy because she used to be rich. Marta’s remarks show that some of the workers are not happy about their lives. They want the other workers to strike.
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.
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.
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 was Esperanza’s favorite dessert?
Josefina makes Esperanza’s favorite dessert, flan de almendras.
Why does Miguel dig ditches?
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 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 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.