The family friends from Las Pasturas tell about the changes they have seen in life

The family friends from Las Pasturas tell about the changes they have seen in life

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The family friends from Las Pasturas tell about the changes they have seen in life, and Antonio  begins to realize that things never remain the same although he might not want them to change. He  also learns of the grief that comes with change. Anaya is reminding the reader that broad sweeping  changes in one's society bring turmoil and grief, and people must learn to adapt if they are to find  happiness and harmony. At another level, Antonio learns that nostalgia is a major element in the lives of people from Las  Pasturas. Their approach to dealing with the predicaments of the present is to look to an idealized  past. To a great extent, both Gabriel and María share nostalgic outlooks on their respective  ancestries, and Antonio is beginning to understand this, but he does not necessarily commit himself  to their strategy for coping with life's difficulties. Tenorio's visit to the Márez home allows Anaya to express the traditional view of Mexican Americans 
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