- Progress has many negative effects on Rigoberta Menchu and the Guatemalan people.
- Rigoberta Menchu has written her autobiography as a means of bringing a better life to her people.
- A strong work ethic is an important part of the triumph of the Guatemalan people in the novel.
- Rigoberta Menchu struggles with traditions in this novel; sometimes clinging to them and sometimes eschewing them.
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