The novel, A Thunderous Whisper, composed by Christina Diaz Gonzalez is a historical fiction book and written in first person point of view. It is set during the time period of the Spanish Civil War in Guernica, Spain. In the midst of all the chaos due to the war, the story is based on a twelve-year-old girl, Ani, who tries to find in such a big world. She is told by her mother that she is unimportant to the world and just another daughter of a sardinera and a merchant. Ani’s father, however, has been sent to fight in the war and the daughter is left with her mother who barely gives her affection and attention like her father had.
Alvarez and her family have a lot of trauma considering there lives in the dominican republic and living under the dictator,through it all alvarez's parents raised a daughter who would share their story in a fashionable matter that told the story how it was.
Even with the new house purchase that the family bought, it was full of hidden cost that family was fooled into buy. This new purchase had a lot of history because Perez 3 Grandmother Majauszkiene had see many families come and go from that home due the living expenses the families had(pg 55). These examples explore how American capitalism destroyed a family from that was trying to get a decent living in the United States. Capitalism was the reason why these people couldn’t get the best in life because capitalism gets and gets but never gives.
Antonio is subject to constant expectations by both of his parents of whose legacies they want him to follow. His mother wants him to be a priest, following in the footsteps of his mother’s Catholic family. Meanwhile, his father wants Antonio to be a true Márez, a vaquero, not to be a priest. The way his parents view his life and how it will affect their family are also telling to their perspective of life, and show how Antonio’s perceptions of the world are warped by his parents’
The author's attitude towards the boys in this novel is ignorant and emotional. This novel is composed of vignettes that show Esperanza learn about the true power of language and the struggle for self- definition. While befriending Sally, she learns more about boys and matures sexually. During the year, Esperanza develops her first crush and even endures sexual assault. From this, her first impression and ignorance over the topic of boys and having the thought process that girls and boys live in different worlds, awakens Esperanza and teaches her an important lesson and becomes to an eyeopening experience.
The memoir details the struggles and freedoms of a young woman in a new land. In her memoir, Santiago reveals the history of her life and her family in the Puerto Rican Island. She was the first born to her parents, even though she says her father has an older daughter she has never seen. Santiago tells how her parents’ relationship was on the rocks because her mother suspected her dad was unfaithful (Santiago 107).
It taught me that strength and perseverance can make a significant impact in life. I also learned that forgiveness and the ability to forgive is much more powerful than I ever realized. This novel sucked me into the story and its characters and took me on an emotional ride of highs and lows. Finally, it forced me to reevaluate my previous judgement of the homeless.
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez is the story of multiple Hispanic families living in an apartment building in Delaware. The story rotates from multiple points of view, but focuses on the story of the Rivera family and their immigration from Mexico to the United States. Alma and Arturo Rivera have a teenage daughter Maribel, who was permanently brain damaged from a construction accident in Mexico. The family embarked a journey to the United States in search of treatment for Maribel, and although they enjoyed a comfortable life in Mexico, they are thrust into poverty from the moment they arrive. All members of the family struggle with the change, as they speak no English, Alma is lonely, and Arturo’s work at mushroom factory is painful and
To summarize I will discuss about how Victor Martinez uses writing strategies to create Manny’s character. Victor Martinez uses dialogue to show that Manny becomes the adult of the house. For one thing Manny tells his dad that his mom is in one place while she was in another, “”Where?” Where’s your mother?” he said, stumbling. “Over there!”
Her father works all day long and when he wakes up early to hear his father is dead. Esperanza thinks what she will do without her father and she doesn't know "Your abuelito is dead, Papa says early one morning in my room. "my Papa, his thick hands and thick shoes, who wakes up tired in the dark, who combs his hair with water, drinks his coffee, and is gone before we wake, today is sitting on the end of my bed" " And I think to my own Papa died what would I do. I hold my Papa in my arms.
Then he realizes that he was not going to stay with his money when he die. At the end, he helped his employee with a monetary situation. Further, he went to his nephew’s Christmas dinner. Significantly, this novel helps people retrain the meaning of being humble and kind with others. Something that is very important about this novel is that it teaches a lesson of helping others, because you are not going to stay with your money when you die.