and I knew this, but I didn’t want to. I started to cry then, just tears streaming out all over and no stopping them. Estevan put his arm around me and I sobbed against his shoulder. The dam had really broken … There was no way on earth I could explain what I felt, that my whole life had been running along on dumb luck and I hadn’t even noticed. ‘For me, even bad luck brings good things,’ I told him finally. ‘I threw out a rocker arm on my car and I got Turtle. I drove over broken glass on an off ramp and found Mattie.’ I crossed my arms tightly over my stomach, trying to stop myself from gulping air. ‘Do you know, I spent the first half of my life avoiding motherhood and tires, and now I'm counting them as blessings?" (137) some comfort, she did not want to keep talking about what happened, but she is curious. They make small talk and talk about what Esperanza and Estevan had to go through when they were in Guatemala. Estevan and Esperanza daughter Ismene was taken from them so they could give the government names of people in the unions. Lou Ann just received a job at The Red Hot Mama’s Factory. As both Taylor and Lou Ann have work until late night, the kids would stay with Edna and Mrs. Pearson. Then they would come home and either end a late dinner or fan themselves due to the heat. Then Mattie takes Esperanza, Estevan and Taylor to the desert. As they are there it starts to pour down and they return home. As they are walking on the trail back home they run into a rattle snake on a tree branch lookin for bird eggs. When Taylor returns home she senses something is wrong. As Turtle and Edna were at the park, Edna had not realized it was getting dark. Then she hears something fall and cannot hear Turtle. So she swings her cane around to hit whoever had Turtle. It was a man who had harmed Turtle. Taylor does not know how to react, explaining why she is focused on trying to get the bird out the house. Relationships: Estevan vs. Government Estevan and Esperanza knew names of people whom were involved in a union in Guatemala. The government kept them alive because they wanted those names, so they took their daughter Ismene to make them talk. But Estevan and Esperanza wanted spare their names, of their fellow union instead of their daughter. The government were after them, so they had to flee to the United States. Taylor vs. Estevan Taylor does not understand why Estevan and Esperanza chose their union over their daughter. But then Literary Device #1 (Expression): "The dam had really broken..."
Khamfong 12 Taylor is referring to her crying. She started crying there is no stopping it. Literary Device #2 (Tragedy): Estevan losing his daughter is a tragedy. He had to choose between his daughter and his union. The lives of 17 or the lives of 1. Taylor does not understand his decision, but she would not know what to do in that situation either.