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Unformatted text preview: Reader’s​ ​Response​ ​Log​ ​Chart 1. Select​ ​three​​ ​direct​ ​quotes​ ​from​ ​the​ ​novel​ ​that​ ​“stand​ ​out”​ ​some​ ​way​ ​and​ ​write​ ​them​ ​in​ ​the left​ ​hand​ ​column​. 2. In​ ​the​ ​right​ ​hand​ ​column​,​ ​write​ ​your​ ​responses​ ​to​ ​these​ ​quotes. a. Analyze​ ​some​ ​literary​ ​aspect​​ ​or​ ​term,​​ ​and b. Make​ ​a​ ​personal​ ​connection​​ ​to​ ​the​ ​selection.​ ​You​ ​may​ ​also​ ​ask​ ​the​ ​author​ ​a question​ ​or​ ​make​ ​a​ ​prediction. Write​ ​Selections​ ​with​ ​Page​ ​References First​ ​quote​ ​with​ ​pg.​ ​# Respond​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Text​ ​and​ ​Author Your​ ​response “After​ ​their​ ​Quinceañeras,​ t​ hey​ ​would be​ ​old​ ​enough​ ​to​ ​be​ ​courted,​ ​marry,​ ​and become​​ ​las​ ​patronas,​​ ​the​ ​heads​ ​of​ ​their households,​ ​rising​ ​to​ ​the​ ​positions​ ​of their​ ​mothers​ ​before​ ​them.”​ ​(2.11) This​ ​quote​ ​is​ ​powerful​ ​and​ ​speaks​ ​volumes about​ ​Esperanza’s​ ​hopes,​ ​dreams,​ ​and​ ​plans. There​ ​is​ ​pride​ ​of​ ​the​ ​positions​ ​women​ ​hold​ ​and Esperanza​ ​is​ ​very​ ​aware​ ​of​ ​the​ ​responsibility and​ ​step​ ​that​ ​would​ ​be​ ​for​ ​her​ ​as​ ​a​ ​Mexican woman.​ ​She​ ​recognises​ ​tradition​ ​and​ ​honor​ ​in the​ ​step​ ​of​ ​growing​ ​mature​ ​enough​ ​to​ ​be married​ ​and​ ​maintain​ ​a​ ​home.​ ​A​ ​Quinceanera meant​ ​much​ ​more​ ​than​ ​a​ ​simple​ ​age​ ​change​ ​to Esperanza​ ​and​ ​the​ ​women​ ​of​ ​her​ ​cultural background.​ ​I​ ​believe​ ​she​ ​finds​ ​security​ ​in knowing​ ​what​ ​lies​ ​ahead​ ​for​ ​her​ ​future. Second​ ​quote​ ​with​ ​pg.​ ​# Your​ ​response "Esperanza,​ ​people​ ​here​ ​think​ ​that​ ​all Mexicans​ ​are​ ​alike.​ ​They​ ​think​ ​that​ ​we are​ ​all​ ​uneducated,​ ​dirty,​ ​poor,​ ​and unskilled.​ ​It​ ​does​ ​not​ ​occur​ ​to​ ​them that​ ​many​ ​have​ ​been​ ​trained​ ​in professions​ ​in​ ​Mexico."(11.39) This​ ​is​ ​when​ ​Esperanza​ ​is​ ​making​ ​a​ ​deep realization.​ ​She​ ​is​ ​beginning​ ​to​ ​understand​ ​that Americans,​ ​despite​ ​her​ ​realizing​ ​it​ ​right​ ​away, are​ ​indeed​ ​prejudice​ ​to​ ​a​ ​degree​ ​because​ ​they stereotype.​ ​Esperanza​ ​had​ ​her​ ​moments​ ​of feeling​ ​superior​ ​in​ ​ways​ ​and​ ​was​ ​now​ ​seeing the​ ​flaw​ ​in​ ​Americans,​ ​while​ ​also understanding​ ​people​ ​in​ ​a​ ​vulnerable​ ​situations are​ ​also​ ​misinterpreted.​ ​It​ ​seems​ ​this information​ ​being​ ​presented​ ​to​ ​Esperanza​ ​did well​ ​to​ ​open​ ​her​ ​eyes​ ​on​ ​the​ ​way​ ​people deserve​ ​to​ ​be​ ​treated​ ​and​ ​recognized.​ ​She would​ ​have​ ​to​ ​prove​ ​herself​ ​whereas​ ​in​ ​the​ ​past she​ ​was​ ​never​ ​questioned​ ​or​ ​looked​ ​down upon.​ ​Despite​ ​her​ ​status​ ​of​ ​her​ ​hometown​ ​the Third​ ​quote​ ​with​ ​pg.​ ​# "We​ ​have​ ​little​ ​money​ ​and​ ​Hortensia, Alfonso,​ ​and​ ​Miguel​ are​ ​no​ ​longer​ ​our servants.​ ​We​ a ​ re​ ​indebted​ ​to​ ​them​​ ​for our​ ​finances​ ​and​ ​our​ ​future.​ ​And​ ​that trunk​ ​of​ ​clothes​ ​for​ ​the​ ​poor? Esperanza,​ ​it's​ ​for​ ​us."​ ​(4.86) tables​ ​had​ ​turned​ ​and​ ​this​ ​quote​ ​really underlines​ ​the​ ​moment​ ​it​ ​hits​ ​Esperanza. Your​ ​response This​ ​quote​ ​really​ ​clarifies​ ​the​ ​level​ ​of desperation​ ​there​ ​was​ ​to​ ​get​ ​by​ ​at​ ​that​ ​point.​ ​It was​ ​important​ ​for​ ​Esperanza​ ​to​ ​make​ ​due​ ​with a​ ​lot​ ​less​ ​than​ ​she​ ​was​ ​once​ ​used​ ​to.​ ​Instead​ ​of going​ ​from​ ​having​ ​nothing​ ​to​ ​having everything,​ ​Esperanza​ ​was​ ​literally​ ​going​ ​from riches​ ​to​ ​rags.​ ​This​ ​quote​ ​also​ ​makes​ ​clear​ ​that there​ ​is​ ​gratitude​ ​to​ ​be​ ​shown​ ​for​ ​what​ ​little they​ ​were​ ​being​ ​given​ ​because​ ​it​ ​was​ ​all​ ​that they​ ​would​ ​acquire​ ​at​ ​that​ ​point​ ​in​ ​time. ...
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