aE If she was to "stare at the eyes of the saints long enough, they move and wink" at her, which makes her "a sort of saint" too (Mericans, p.31). Michele's big family is presented having really strange names generally depicting each person outside look such as Auntie Light-skin, Uncle Fat-face, Uncle Baby, Uncle Old or Auntie Cuca.

The repetition of "We must not... We cannot... We cannot... We must not..." depicts her boring feeling of waiting outside the church. She just watches her brothers, Junior and Keeks, playing around. For a while she is deep in thinking of being Ming the Merciless or the Mud People. She does not try to make up her mind but it is for sure that she does not want to be the Mud People. She refrains from shedding tears as "crying is what girls do" (Merican, p.31). The struggle in her mind questions us and we come up with different guesses. Perhaps somebody made some bad insults about her; or she might be fighting against an extremely difficult situation in her daily life. The idea that she does not want to be the Mud People reveals a little bit of t

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Sandra Cisneros, Mud People, Puerto Ricans,


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