Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel Themes & Motifs

Jennine Capó Crucet
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Expectations

The conflict between Lourdes and her two daughters, and then her subsequent de facto adoption of Caridaylis, essentially relates to a failure to meet expectations. Ironically, Leidy and Lizet have taken opposite approaches to the completion of high school, and yet still neither of them are able to live up to what their mother desires. Leidy has chosen to have a child, in order to persuade her boyfriend to marry her, but her plan did not succeed and she has been forced to live at home with Lourdes. In going to school out of state, not marrying (and then breaking up with) her high school boyfriend, Lizet is seen as having betrayed her family. When Lizet comes to the realization that Lourdes has formed such a strong attachment to Caridaylis because she views her as the daughter she doesn't have, it is her dedication to her...

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