We got to go, Lucy says. If i give you dollar will you kiss me? How about a dollar. I give you a dollar and he look in his pocket for wrinkled money.
Hey please give me a kiss !!
It was my great-grandmother's name and now it is mine. She was a horse woman too, born like me in the Chinese year of the horse which is supposed to be bad luck if you're born female but i think this is a Chinese lie because the Chinese, like the Mexicans, don't like their women strong.
but i will not me like my great-grandmother
She said,pointing to a row of ugly three-flats, the ones even the raggedy men are ashamed to go into. Yes, i nodded even though i knew that wasn't my house and started to cry.
Why did that nun yell at me ?
This illustrates an external conflict (man vs society). Esperanza is struggle with being a grown up in a male dominating society.
This illustrates an internal conflict (man vs. self). Esperanza struggles with becoming independent women. And doesn't want to inherited her great-grandmother's life style.
This illustrates an internal conflict (man vs. self) of Esperanza. After the nun made her feel embarassed about where she lived.She struggle with her communty.