Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Journal 5 Kristina Ezzi
The story Papa who wakes up tired in the dark, stood out to me while doing my reading over the weekend. It stood out to me because I thought the story was very sad, it was touching to find out how much Esperanza’s father cared for her grandpa. This shows us that no matter how strong you think a person is they can still be affected by loss. Esperanza had never seen her father cry before and didn’t know how to react. This event makes her appreciate her father because she thinks about how dreadful it would be to lose him. My favorite passage is “and I think if my own Papa died what would I do. I hold my Papa in my arms. I hold and hold and hold him (Cisneros 57).