Daesha Daniels First Draft Ms.White November 20th 2015Introduction-Imagine you are in a relationship and it starts off like when you see that person you have butterflies in your stomach, then it goes down hill.Yolanda is the main character of the novel “How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents” by Julia Alvarez. John starts to be very controlling of Yolanda. In the story “Joe” Yolanda falls in love with John but develops a mental illness that causes her to have to go to a mental hospital. Yolanda nicknamed yo in spanish, misunderstood joe in english. The way her accent is would make people think that her name is not Joe they would think it’s Yo. Which is another one of her nicknames.Thesis Statement-The author uses word choice, allusion, and the raven symbol to show John’s dominance and power over Yolanda.