Night at the Fiestas - The Manzanos Summary & Analysis

Quade, Kirstin Valdez
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Summary

The protagonist of the story, Ofelia Alma Zamora, is an 11-year-old girl who lives with her grandfather. They live in Cuipas, New Mexico and are driving to Albuquerque to do some shopping. Ofelia reveals that her mother left a long time ago, when she was four and that her grandmother had left her grandfather when her mother was a child. Ofelia believes she is dying due to the “ojo, the evil eye” (Location 3229). She states she had been to many doctors however they could never find anything seriously wrong with her. She reports that when the ojo comes on she has blurred vision, her bones ache and her skin burns. She has heard that the ojo “is caused by a covetous glance” (Location 3345) but that in her case “The man who gave it did not admire me, however, and looked for only a...

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