What metaphorical roles to Jesus and the devil take on for Patria in Chapter 10? What makes these character connections significant?
Throughout Chapter 10, Patria continually juxtaposes the ideas of Trujillo and Jesus. In Mamá's old house, the pictures of Jesus Christ and Trujillo hung right next to each other. Although they are no longer right next to each other in the new house, Patria says, "Maybe because I was used to the Good Shepherd and Trujillo side by side in the old house, I caught myself praying a little greeting as I walked by" (202). She explains that she is "praying to him, not because he was worthy or anything like that. I wanted...
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