The Californios Themes

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Pride

Pride is one of the main themes in the book. Even though the Mulkerins have suffered through some hard times and are on the verge of losing their home, pride will not let them be shamed into running away from all that they have built. This pride is fueled mostly by Eileen, whose Irish blood causes her to be strong, independent and not easily ruled. Additionally, the pride comes from temper. Eileen's temper is fueled when Wooston wants to take the land. Eileen knows that she owes the money, but Wooston's methods are uncouth and his motives are unethical. Those things cause Eileen to become angry because Wooston's plans are not only morally and legally wrong, but they will also corrupt the memory of Jaime and the things that he, Eileen, Montero and the boys have worked so hard to build and maintain.

Mariana also exhibits pride when...

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