Short Essay Questions Key
1. How does Papa impart his love of the land to Esperanza?
Papa imparts his love of the land to his daughter by exposing her to the beauties of nature and suggesting that the land has some of the qualities of a living being--it breathes, it has a heart, and it responds to human touch.
2. In the beginning of the story, the reader sees two parents who love their daughter. What kind of life do Esperanza's parents prepare her for?
The Ortegas love their daughter, but they shield her from any harshness of life. She is kind to her servants, but they prepare her for a life in which she can depend upon many servants.
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