Essay Topic 1
Hector learns that girls, rather than bluntly stating their feelings, may sometimes develop schemes in order to avoid boys, as experienced through his excursion with Rowanne. He also begins to understand that girls his age are in a process of evolution, like the caterpillar to the butterfly, and that he, too, will be changing, although he does not see his change as exotic or as pleasing as the one for the girls he knows.
1. Do you think Hector's belief about girls is correct? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. Discuss, in depth, Hector's comparison of teens and caterpillars. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. Why do you think Hector sees the changes that will occur in girls more pleasing than in himself, or probably in most boys? Do...
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