I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Quotes

Erika L. Sánchez
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You know, without family, you won’t make it in this life. And now that you’re older, you have to learn how to be a nice señorita just like your sister, may she rest in peace.
-- Tío Bigotes (Six)

Importance: In this passage, the Spanish word “señorita” appears with full diacritical marks and no italics. This is illustrative of the presentation of Spanish words throughout the text, a reminder that many of these conversations actually occur in Spanish. The quotation also perfectly sums up the way that Julia’s family talks to her in general. Tío Bigotes emphasizes the importance of family in order to guilt Julia into conformity. He also uses Olga’s sainted memory as a comparison to show Julia whom she is meant to be.

I don’t understand why everyone just complains about who I am. What am I supposed to do? Say I’m sorry...
-- Julia / Narrator (Nine)

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