The Sisterhood Quotes

Helen Bryan
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A woman is dust beneath men’s feet, there is no justice for my daughter.
-- Luz's Grandmother (Chapter 13 paragraph 10)

Importance: This quote from Luz’s grandmother’s letter shows how women were treated in the sixteenth century; her daughter was killed by her husband without penalty because he suspected her of infidelity. Luz is sent to the convent for protection so that her mother’s husband does not kill her also.

God’s sent us to this little girl. I know she’s special.
-- Sarah-Lynn Walker (Chapter 1 paragraph 22)

Importance: This quote foreshadows Menina’s importance to the themes and plot of the novel, as well as to the history of Las Golondrinas.

Is many girls come to Las Golondrinas long time ago. People do not remember now, but once so many girls come, we help them, save their lives sometimes. The world was a dangerous place for girls if they are alone. But it is a long story. Everything at...
-- Sor Teresa (Chapter 5 paragraph 38)

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