Character Analysis.pdf - Kennedy Wilson Ms Anderson Honors English I 13 September 2016 Summer of the Mariposas Character Analysis In the novel Summer of

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Unformatted text preview: Kennedy​ ​Wilson Ms.​ ​Anderson Honors​ ​English​ ​I 13​ ​September​ ​2016 Summer​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Mariposas Character​ ​Analysis In​ ​the​ ​novel,​ ​Summer​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Mariposas,​ ​by​ ​Guadalupe​ ​Garcia​ ​McCall,​ ​La​ ​Llorona,​ ​a mythical​ ​mother​ ​figure​ ​who​ ​is​ ​destined​ ​to​ ​protect​ ​five​ ​sisters,​ ​has​ ​prominent​ ​protective​ ​instincts, a​ ​c haracter​ ​strength;​ ​meanwhile,​ ​she​ ​is​ ​saddened​ ​deeply​ ​by​ ​the​ ​loss​ ​of​ ​her​ ​children,​ ​and​ ​even though​ ​her​ ​sadness​ ​ultimately​ ​reunites​ ​her​ ​with​ ​her​ ​children,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​a​ ​character​ ​flaw.​ ​At​ ​the beginning​ ​of​ ​the​ ​story,​ ​five​ ​sister​ ​meet​ ​La​ ​Llorona​ ​who​ ​is​ ​destined​ ​to​ ​guide​ ​and​ ​protect​ ​them​ ​as they​ ​embark​ ​on​ ​their​ ​special,​ ​but​ ​dangerous​ ​journey.​ ​The​ ​readers​ ​come​ ​to​ ​realize​ ​that​ ​La​ ​Llorona is​ ​filled​ ​with​ ​melancholy,​ ​from​ ​the​ ​loss​ ​her​ ​children,​ ​yet​ ​she​ ​deeply​ ​yearns​ ​to​ ​find​ ​them.​ ​“Please, try​ ​to​ ​have​ ​faith.​ ​I​ ​am​ ​here​ ​in​ ​your​ ​service,​ ​to​ ​guide​ ​and​ ​protect​ ​you”​ ​(McCall).​ ​Her​ ​maternal instincts​ ​then​ ​come​ ​out​ ​as​ ​she​ ​ensures​ ​that​ ​the​ ​sisters​ ​travel​ ​and​ ​return​ ​home​ ​safely.​ ​As​ ​readers reach​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​novel,​ ​La​ ​Llorona​ ​helps​ ​the​ ​sisters​ ​return​ ​home,​ ​but​ ​still​ ​is​ ​filled​ ​with​ ​grief. In​ ​gratitude,​ ​the​ ​eldest​ ​sister​ ​gifts​ ​a​ ​bouquet​ ​of​ ​sacred​ ​roses​ ​to​ ​La​ ​Llorona​ ​who​ ​is​ ​then​ ​magically reunited​ ​with​ ​her​ ​children,​ ​in​ ​the​ ​sky,​ ​“Her​ ​sadness,​ ​her​ ​grief​ ​over​ ​her​ ​lost​ ​children, overwhelmed​ ​her.…‘Rosas?’.…‘Yes,’​ ​I​ ​whispered.​ ​‘A​ ​gift…​ ​for​ ​all​ ​you’ve​ ​done​ ​for​ ​us’​ ​” (McCall).​ ​La​ ​Llorona​ ​has​ ​such​ ​maternal​ ​and​ ​protective​ ​instincts;​ ​her​ ​sadness​ ​was​ ​cured​ ​after performing​ ​a​ ​good​ ​deed​ ​for​ ​five​ ​sisters​ ​and​ ​being​ ​reunited​ ​with​ ​her​ ​lost​ ​children.​ ​Sadness​ ​can​ ​be cured​ ​by​ ​doing​ ​good​ ​for​ ​others,​ ​by​ ​protecting​ ​them,​ ​guiding​ ​them,​ ​and​ ​by​ ​just​ ​helping​ ​them​ ​out --​ ​by​ ​doing​ ​a​ ​good​ ​deed. Works​ ​Cited: McCall,​ ​Guadalupe​ ​Garcia.​ ​Summer​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Mariposas.​ ​New​ ​York:​ ​Tu,​ ​2012.​ ​Print. ...
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