Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel Short Essay - Answer Key

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1. What are the two main timelines presented in the narrative and how are they established?

The main timeline of the story takes place in 1999, during Lizet's freshman year at Rawling's College. In Chapter 1 and in Chapter 36, however, the narrative is established as being a decade later, as Lizet looks back on her experiences.

2. How would you describe the narrative style of Make Your Home Among Strangers?

This novel is related from the first-person perspective of its protagonist, Lizet Ramirez. The narrative is related in the past tense, with further flashbacks that come from Lizet's memories of her youth.

3. What does Lizet remark about the canal by her childhood home in Chapter 1?

Lizet describes all of the illegal and irresponsible items and substances that her family disposed of in the canal by their house where she grew up in Miami. These items included motor oil, a car transmission, a dead hamster, and others.

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