Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Journal 5

In the chapters we read for House On Mango Street the one that stood out the most to me was "Papa Who Wakes Up Tired in the Dark." What stood out to me was that Esperanza's father started crying, because of the death of her grandfather. She tells how her father has never cried in front of her before and she is unsure of what to do. She also talks about how much of a surpise it was for her to see her father at the foot of her bed, since he's usually gone for work before she even wakes up. My favorite passage from the story was "... 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." This shows me that she is caring, and understanding of the situation, but still can't 100% fell what her father is going through.


  1. This same story stood out to me too. The story really showed me to be thankful for my loved ones.

  2. i like the quote you picked i would have picked the same one

  3. Although I didn't write about this passage I agree. I think it shows a lot of strength coming from both end. For her father to be able to come to her and for her to be able to comfort her father.