Short Essay Answer Key
1. What do Luis's early memories reveal about his feelings toward his father?
Luis may not think highly of his father's parenting skills, according to this memory. Luis recounts the story that his half-sister, Seni, was left with her grandmother for so long that she didn't recognize her father when he returned.
2. How did Luis's family end up settling in Los Angeles?
After his parents were married, Luis's father was jailed for allegedly stealing money from the school where he worked as principal. He was eventually found innocent but vowed to leave the country. Luis says his mother never wanted to leave Mexico, but agreed to do so.
3. What was Luis's family's neighborhood and house like in Los Angeles?
The family settled in Los Angeles, in Watts. His first memories are that the family lived in a "matchbox of a place" on 105th Street...
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