“We are like the Phoenix,” said Abuelita. “Rising again, with a new life ahead of us.” Pg. 50 This means that even through hardships and challenging times, we can rise up and become strong again.
"The mountains and valley's in the blanket were easy. But as soon as she reached a mountain, she was headed back down into a valley again. Would she ever escape this valley she was living in? This valley of Mama being sick?" Pg. 160 Life is full of ups and downs and we just have to make the best of it and live our life to the fullest.
' "Our land is alive, Esperanza," said Papa. ' ' " This whole valley breathes and lives," he said.' Pg. 1 This means that the land is fertile and full of good soil that helps support Esperanza's family. Also, the land doesn't just support humans, but it supports any living thing.