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Esperanza Rising

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  • Exposition 
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • Esperanza and her mother and father are rich and they live on a ranch that has lots of land and grows grapes, they have lots of servants. They are kind and helpful to everyone. They live in  Mexico. 
  • Climax
  • Mama and Esperanza are running away to United States because their uncle is trying to marry mama so he can own the farm and take her money. He burnt there house down, and they don't want him to put them in anymore danger. 
  • Falling Action
  • Esperanza is starting to get angry and frustrated because she doesn't like the old and dirty place they are staying, people keep making fun of her. They are trying to figure things out in the United States but things keep getting harder and prices are being raised and people don't have as much money. Esperanza and Isbel share a room.
  • Resolution 
  • Esperanza is helping the babies and playing with them and she is talking to some people next door when a giant dust storm rolls in. She runs inside the cabin and waits impatiently for mama and the others to return home. When they do, mama had gotten dust in her lungs and she becomes very sick. Esperanza is very worried.  
  • Mama is still sick and everyone is still worried. Esperanza is not able to visit mama anymore because she is to sick and it is contagious. Isabel goes to school again. Esperanza is working in the shed with the adult woman. The strikers are preparing their strike and everyone is getting very nervous about what will happen next. The other adults are still working in the fields and picking the vegetables and fruits. 
  • Esperanza is working in the shed when the strikers struck and everyone of them were brought out of the country by the police. Esperanza was worried about Marta despite her meanness. Mama is well enough to go back to camp. Abuelita comes and Esperanza can not contain here joy. Esperanza's birthday came and her and Miguel went to the valleys early in the morning to feel the earths heart beat. Everything was perfect and things all worked out. 
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