Pam Munoz Ryan Writing Styles in Esperanza Rising

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Points of View

The story is told in the third person, but largely through the vision of its main character, Esperanza. We are allowed to see the conflicts in the lives of the characters as she sees them and we tend to often think of ourselves and what we would do in the specific situations she finds herself in.

Esperanza's point of view changes drastically from that of not acknowledging her loss of status, to accepting what she has become, to sympathizing with both sides of the labor issues we are introduced to. Those sides consist of those who wish to leave things as they are, and those who wish to stride for better pay and more acceptable living conditions.

We also get some sense of viewpoint from Miguel. We realize he has been given a great deal by Papa, and is grateful for it. On the other hand...

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