Analysis Of 'Abuela Invents The Zero'

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Life is all about making decisions. Making the right decision that positively affects yourself and others, and trying your best not to make the wrong choices that may negatively hurt yourself and others. The most important factor in why people choose to do something is of how it affects themselves and the other people around them because the outcome of the decision for them and others, in the end, helps mainly determine the choice for the person or persons. Paragraph #1: In “Abuela Invents the Zero”, by Judith Ortiz-Cofer, the main character, Constancia, decides to base her decision to not help her grandmother when she becomes lost in the church, off of how other people would react and feel towards her rather than actually thinking about…show more content…
Since they loved their mother so much, they would definitely do the special task and knew that doing it would make their mother feel overjoyed, which would make them feel overjoyed, too. For instance, whenever the mother would come home, the girls would always feel happy and cheery no matter what was going on: “Somehow the sight of the old shoes had a good effect upon the girls, for Mother was coming, and everyone brightened to welcome her” (Alcott para 1). The strong love between the mother and the girls partly helped push the girls to choose to help the immigrant family. Also, not only does the secure bond between the mother and the daughters help influence the girls to make the conclusion to help the family but, it also helps impact the needy family, later explained in this paragraph. For example, when the mother proposes to the girls to go and help the family on Christmas morning by giving them their breakfast, they’re silent at first, but then the girls say: "‘May I go and help carry the things to the poor little children?’ asked Beth eagerly. ‘I shall take the cream and the muffins,’ added Amy, heroically giving up the article she most liked” (Alcott para 34-35). The girls hesitate at first, then they quickly realized that if they did the generous act, their mother would be very delighted. The March sisters’ choice soon began to happily impact not only themselves and their mother, but also the needy family. For instance, while the destitute family was being fed and getting warmed-up by the fire, they were greatly appreciating the March daughters’ and their mother’s great generosity: "’Das ist gut!’ ‘Die Engel-kinder!’ cried the poor things as they ate and warmed their purple hands at the comfortable blaze” (Alcott para 44). The indigent family has been greatly

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