Marci loaded her overnight bag and purse into the passenger side of the Porsche. Every time she drove the SUV, she felt Javier 's presence. She climbed in, stepped on the brake and turned the ignition. A light came on, above the steering wheel -- 'Service Engine Soon '. Hadn 't they just fixed that? She thought about it and dismissed it. Hell! The car was almost brand new. She would take it in to the dealer when she returned. She pulled out and headed for the I-15, south. Before she reached the freeway entrance, she pulled over to gas the SUV up. She was on empty; so she pumped eighty dollars in the tank. When she got on the freeway, SUV began to sputter; but she ignored it. She was nearing Baker. Her eye on a car behind her …show more content…
Now, as she thought about the will and the reasons Anderson might have wanted her to come to L.A., she wondered if Javier 's ex-wife had something to do with it. The woman defined the word, scumbag! Not only had she cheated on Javier several times, she had lied to his kids about it, leading them to believe he had simply up and abandoned his family one day. Beyond that, she had collected welfare behind his back, since the time she had her first child. Applying for Aid to Dependent Family benefits, claiming each one of his four children were 'fatherless ' and hiding her monthly welfare money, in preparation for when she would leave him. After the divorce, she used the money for a down payment on a house that she shared with the man she had cheated on Javier with. She was a real item! For the life of her, Marci never understood what Javier had seen in her, to begin with. The woman could have been the human model for Jabba the Hut. These were some of the reasons Marci convinced Javier to move to Las Vegas, in addition to feeling sick of his grown kids and their entitlement issues. Clearly, they harbored ideas that dad was responsible for bailing them out of every poor choice they made, even if they treated him with less respect than bums on the streets. Mom and dad never taught them right from wrong. It was no secret that when it came to his kids, Javier was a permissive parent. And the ex-wife exploited that every chance she got. Marci now wondered if …show more content…
“Well maym, your fuel filter is under the rear driver seat. Watch!” He lifted up the seat and there was be a faint cut on the carpet. He tugged at the piece and the top of the fuel filter became visible. He unplugged the connections and popped out the ring. Next, he pulled up the fuel filter and unplugged a couple of quick connections. He inspected the filter and wrinkled his forehead. “It 's not that bad, but maybe we should head on down to pick up a new one. If you lock your car up and climb in, I 'll take you down there.” “Oh gosh! Thanks so much! You really are God Sent!” The blue Charger pulled over behind Marci 's Porsche. The man driving the Charger, looked perplexed. She was nowhere to be found and the car was empty. Had someone stopped and helped her? He sat in the seat, rubbing his chin and decided to leave. If they suddenly appeared and saw him parked there it would only arouse suspicions. When Marci returned, the man had connected the new fuel filter and put the seat back. The car started up fine. Marci handed the man a hundred-dollar bill for his efforts. He tried to refuse it at first, but she insisted.
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Sarah had fail to make payments, and that the car was a 2006 Pontiac Torrent. According to the dealer they had reposes the SUV and Sarah stoled it back from the dealer, and disable the GPS. The team is now searching for William, Sarah, and the car. After, searching for the car and both Sarah and William the detectives finally find the SUV and Sarah; this is 10 days later.
Henry finally started to work on the car, and when he was done the car was in top notch condition and Lyman was thinking that Henry may be getting back to his old “normal” self. Once Henry got the car cleaned up and ready for the road,
She persuades the reader to think that immigrants are not always that bad because of what they have to go through, like rape, beatings and even more. Almost everyone feels bad and want to help. However life is not always fair. Enrique comes across discrimination many times during the book, like the time he was beaten by six men on top of the train. They were angry that these people were coming through their country to get a better life, but in reality they are just jealous of what they are trying to achieve for their family, "This is what they get for doing this journey" (Nazario 47).
This quote evokes a sense of confusion because the lies Lourdes tells Enriques creates dishonesty and false hopes in their relationship, cause of all these lies Enrique feels like there’s no connection he refuses to make the Mother’s Day card. Lourdes's lies will also affect his self-worth because he’ll continue to think he won’t ever be good enough for her to return to Honduras or tell the truth. The author talks about the fantasy kids dream of being reunited with their parents; instead, they feel neglected. The mothers feel like they deserved to be treated with dignity because they “sacrificed being with their children, worked like dogs, all to help provide their children with a better life and future.”
The mother of Esperanza regrets her life choices she made. She wants Esperanza to have a better life and make better choices than what the mother made. “She used to draw when she had the time. Now she draws with a needle and thread... She borrows opera records from the public library and sings with velvety lungs powerful as morning glories” (Cisneros).
Lourdes,Enrique's mother decided to move to the United States from Honduras in order to support her two children financially. She hoped to get enough income to take her children to good schools and be able to provide for their basic needs.she also hoped they could live a better lifestyle than she did. Enrique was too young to understand that Lourdes left and that she was not planning to come back soon,Although the family knew about it,they were not able to explain to Enrique. He was cared for by different relatives and he finally ends up with his paternal grandmother,He starts to sell food to meet the family expenses. Due to frustrations and anger towards his mother,he turns to drugs and he ends up being kicked out because his grandmother could not stand his behavior.
It was a sweet car,” (Frank 21). However, later in the story Randy sacrifices his car for his friends, “‘What you’re getting at...you want me to contribute the gas lines out of my Bonneville.’” (Frank 218). Before The Day, Randy wouldn’t have sacrificed his new, nice car for anything. However, The Day has introduced numerous shortages, including gasoline, making the car effectively useless.
Teresa’s mother, Carmen, finds employment as a maid for the Smiths, a middle class family. The Smiths allow Carmen and Teresa to live under their roof, in return for Carmen’s service. Romero uses this story to portray the different times in which Carmen and Teresa took on roles of an outsider and an insider. Throughout the article, Romero consistently emphasizes the idea that Teresa played an active role in the Smith family, while Carmen was only seen as the family’s maid.
In Esquivel’s novel, Like Water for Chocolate, she argues that kindness is more powerful than cruelty. Unlike kindness and compassion, people will never be fully loyal to those act cruel. The strongest form of loyalty is obedience founded by trust and powered by love, which cannot be replaced with intimidation and fear. When kindness is displayed to a given individual, it is capable of creating a strong core of purpose within oneself, forming loyalty through the desire to be near the one who gives them that affection. In contrast, brutality does the opposite, in hope to break that core enough for the person to resort to dependency Overall, cruelty pushes those under its control to break down, whereas kindness allows for people to strive.
On page 110, during Esperanza’s first conversation with Mrs. Hernandez, the topic quickly turns to their children: - “Tienes hijos?” - “Two.” - “Watch them, mija. The streets are a magnet for trouble.” - “Yeah, but my kids don’t get into trouble.
The Stickup Kid “Stickup Kid” is a FRONTLINE digital exclusive on PBS. This 28 minute video is a documentary film that tells Alonza Thomas’ stories of living in a California State Prison, and then follows his life once he’s released. The interesting thing about Alonza is that he was tried as an adult when he was only 15 years old. Alonza Thomas had run away from home, and lived with a man for a few days. When Alonza decided to go back to his own home, the man pulled a gun on him and said, “You think you’re just gonna eat my food for free?
At the sound of wagon wheels crunching on gravel, Serafina stepped out of her bedroom onto the balcony to watch the guards swing open the metal gate. She drummed fingertips against the railing as she waited. The cart rumbled into the courtyard pulled by a pair of harts, Krem sat in the driver’s seat with two more Chargers sitting on the back end. He pulled the cart to a stop once it reached the front door of the estate. The gate hinges squealed when the guards swung and locked the gate doors.