Reaching Out - Crossroads, Soul Mate, Home Away from Home, Paisano, In a Cell Summary & Analysis

Jiménez, Francisco
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The next chapter is titled “Crossroads.” Francisco returned to college knowing that his “father's absence had left a void in my family that I felt I had the responsibility to fill” (115). He came to the decision to drop out of college after the first semester of his sophomore year. He visited at home for the Christmas break then returned to Sanda Clara for the final two weeks of the semester. He told Father O'Neill about meeting Mrs. Hancock and that he had decided to drop out. Father O'Neill argued that Francisco was making a mistake. He pointed out that many people had sacrificed so that Francisco could attend college, and that Francisco had a responsibility to them. His words touched Francisco but he also felt guilty that his family was struggling to get by...

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