How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

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What are examples of the theme of family conflict in How The Garcia Girls Lost their Accents?

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The primary conflict in the García family that runs through the novel is between the father, Carlos García, and the daughters. His conservative upbringing engrained the idea of strict patriarchal control, and he could never completely hide his disappointment at having only daughters and no sons. As the girls grow up and seek their individual voices and paths, their rebellions against his control include self-destructive behavior such as...

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