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What is the connection between the rebozo and Celaya? Why does she want it so badly and why won't her grandmother let her have one? What are the underlying reasons for the way the grandmother acts towards her rebozo?

Why do you think a Mexican mother loves her sons more than her daughters? Is it a void that the husbands create within them, or fear of competition with another female?

If Mexican women were more educated about their social status and responsibilities, would so many have gotten pregnant out of wedlock in this story, or tried to use getting pregnant to keep a man?

What would have been different if Narciso and Eleuterio were allowed to marry for love and not out of obligation? Would their lives have been different, or were they more after the chase?

Why is it that the women in the family were...

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