The Question and Answer section for Esperanza Rising is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Alfonso’s family is there to greets them.
In the text, Carmen says, “I am poor, but I am rich”. From this, we can infer that although Carmen doesn't have a lot of money.... she is well loved and happy.
Esperanza fondly remembers the first class train and her fancy clothes - but that life is gone. She is shocked when she sees that she will be riding in second class this time. The second-class compartment is filled with peasants. Esperanza is...