English 1109 Mon, Wednesday 10:30
September 29, 2016
Journal 4: Cisneros and Role models
The story that stood out to me the most out of the couple of stories is “Papa Who Wakes up Tried in the Dark” on pages 56-57. The reason this story stands out to me is because of the seriousness of the story. This story shows us how Esperanza deal with the situation of death and how she would react if her father died. The theme in this story is definitely sorrow and sadness because of the passing of the abuelito. I think the language is at its best in the story when Esperanza says “And if 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). The reason why I think that this is the best writhing in the story is because this one sentence displays many emotions, the love for her father and the sorrow if the lost her father.
I think if I was to pick a role model other than my Parents would be my sister Janelle. As much as I disagree with her my sister has always had a big influence on me. She has always been there for me even when I screw up. She is the definition of hard working in my book. Not only is she working two jobs she is in college to and is about to graduate. She also finds the time take care of my little bro when my parents are at work and make me dinner. I’m glad to have sister even if she annoys me I know she is doing it because she cares.