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Why does Senor Rodriguez bring papayas?
What does Señor Rodriguez bring to the ranch the day after Papa dies? He bring Esperanza a doll – a present for her 13th birthday. He brings a rosary for Esperanza so she can pray for her father. He brings that papayas that Papa had ordered for the fiesta.
Who brought the papayas in Esperanza Rising?
Chapter 2: Las Papayas (Papayas) Esperanza learns that Papa and his workers were attacked and killed by bandits. She tells the story to Señor Rodriguez, her friend Marisol’s father who has brought the papayas Esperanza’s father had ordered for Esperanza’s party.
Did Papa die in Esperanza Rising?
When Papa is killed by bandits, it’s not because he was a bad boss. It’s because he was being grouped together with the other wealthy landowners. Papa’s death is especially tragic because he was a loving and affectionate father and husband. Esperanza, Mama, and Miguel are all devastated.
What happened in Chapter 8 of Esperanza Rising?
Esperanza spends her first day alone with the two babies. However, she gives the babies raw plums that make them sick. To make matters worse, she forgets to add water to the pot of beans on the stove as she was asked, so they are burned and the pot blackened.
Who all dies in Esperanza Rising?
The book ends on the day of Esperanza’s 14th birthday and Esperanza has finally learned to be grateful for what she does have: her family reunited, friends who love her, and most of all: hope. Esperanza means hope in Spanish.
What happened to Abuelita in Esperanza Rising?
Abuelita – Abuelita is Esperanza’s grandmother and Ramona’s mother. She lives with the family on the ranch in Mexico. When Tío Marco burns down the house, Abuelita hurts her ankle and cannot make the trip to California.
How did Papa die in las papayas Esperanza Rising?
At the beginning of this chapter, we find out specific details of Papa’s tragic death. Explain those details. Papa and some workers went to the far ends of the ranch to fix a fence, where he gets ambushed, then killed. Near the beginning of this chapter, what is Senor Rodriguez delivering to the house?
What was Esperanza’s favorite present on her birthday?
Esperanza ignores her birthday presents until Mama insists that she open them. Of all her presents, Esperanza’s favorite is an exquisite doll from Papa. Following Papa’s death, Tío Luis and Tío Marco slowly move their way into Papa’s office under the pretense of helping out with the family business.
Who is Senor Rodriguez in Esperanza Rising Chapter 2?
Reality settles in and Esperanza must accept the tragedy from the night before – bandits killed her beloved father while he was repairing a fence on their ranch. Esperanza hears a knock at the front door. It is Señor Rodríguez, Marisol’s father, who has come to deliver papayas.
How does Esperanza explain her father’s death to her friend?
Esperanza is then forced to explain her father’s death to his dear friend; Marisol’s father is overcome with grief. Esperanza mimics her Mama ’s mannerisms while accepting condolences during the three day mourning rituals for Papa. She finally lets her façade drop when she is alone with Marisol and starts crying openly.