Enrique's Journey Symbols & Objects

Sonia Nazario
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Trains

Enrique’s main mode of transportation from Honduras to the United States is trains. He rides mostly on top of them and sometimes is able to get inside a compartment, where it’s slightly safer but carries other dangers.

Drugs

Enrique becomes addicted to sniffing glue, drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana and at one point he sniffs paint thinner.

Telephones

When Lourdes leaves her children behind to travel to the United States, their only means of communication is the telephone. This happens again when Enrique and later Maria Isabel travel to the United States and leave their young daughter behind in Honduras.

Houses

Many of individuals in this story dream of making enough money in the United States to return to Honduras and build themselves and their relatives nice, comfortable houses. The houses represent prosperity and security to them. Belky is grateful to Lourdes for allowing her...

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