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In "A Letter to God",how does Lencho feel when the rain turns to hail and what happens...

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chin3069 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted October 6, 2012 at 8:57 PM via web

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In "A Letter to God",how does Lencho feel when the rain turns to hail and what happens to the crops?

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Michelle Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 8, 2012 at 1:31 PM (Answer #1)

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The story "A Letter to God", by Gregorio López y Fuentes, is set in rural Mexico, during a time where the weather was not favoring the growth of crops. Lencho, a farmer, is a very faithful man who depends entirely on the weather for the sustenance of his family.

The only thing the earth needed was a rainfall, or at least a shower.

When the weather seemed to start changing, Lencho was happy to see that there will be rain. Yet, the rain changed into a hailstorm, and his crops were completely destroyed. As a result, Lencho feels desperate, emmasculated to a point, and lost. He was quite distraught, too: how was his family supposed to make it through the winter?

The corn was totally destroyed. The flowers were gone from the kidney bean plants. Lencho's soul was filled with sadness.

However, it is worthy to mention that Lencho's faith in God never waivers. He never once doubted that help will come from God. Moreover, he was sure that, regardless of what happened, the family would never go hungry. Hence, the letter from Lencho to "Dios", knowing wholeheartedly that he will, indeed get the help that he needs.

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