Teacher: Mr. Barrott
Student: Isaac Maciel
What does it mean to be American Presentation
Beautiful and Cruel- By Isaac Maciel
(Esperanza thinks she is ugly and nobody will come for her)
"I am and ugly daughter. I am the one nobody comes for"
(Her mother comes to comfort her)
"I won't let my whole life for a husband to come and get me"
In the movies there is always one with red red lips who is beautiful and cruel. She is the one who drives men crazy and laughs them all away. Her power is her own. She will not give it away.
Esperanza begins this quiet war of by leaving the dinner table like a man without cleaning up
Esperanza shows what it means to be American because when she leaves the table like a man she is creating her own path in life. She is choosing to be different than other the other girls who wait for men to come to them.