Esperanza's cousin had a baptism party in the basement rented. The setting impacts Esperanza by her emotions towards everything going on.
Mom, can you make me a sandwich for the canteen.
Esperanza wanted to eat in the canteen because the people to eat in the canteen but, when she begged then, her mother finally said yes so, she ate in the canteen but her sandwich was a rice sandwich. The setting impacted Esperanza by her being disappointed in the canteen.