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When Taylor goes to see Esperanza in the room above Mattie

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When Taylor goes to see Esperanza in the room above Mattie's, she is unsure of how to console  Esperanza. She talks about Turtle and Turtle's capacity for understanding even though she appears  to be in her own little world. Importantly, she also tells Esperanza that she knows about Ismene.  Taylor's character has become more complex as she has gained awareness of the atrocities that  occur in the world around her. Discussing how hard it is to lose a loved one, she intuitively says to  Esperanza, "Some people never have anybody to lose, and . . . that's got to be so much worse." Taylor's new perceptions of the world also include the people immediately around her. For example,  she discovers that Edna Poppy is blind and has been for years, which is why Edna always dresses in 
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