Esperanza Rising

what is the significance of the chapters title LAS GUAYABAS/GUAVAS

chapther 4and 5

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Both have to do with the theme of escape:

Señor Rodríguez helps the family plan their escape. He always arrives with a basket of figs to disguise his identity or reason for visiting.

Guavas has Esperanza being smuggled to the train station in a guava cart.