Part V: Alicia Who Sees Mice, Darius & the Clouds, and And Some More
Alicia’s father: father of Alicia, Esperanza’s neighbor
Darius: a neighbor of Esperanza
Alicia Who Sees Mice
Alicia’s father tells her that the mice she sees while she is up studying at night don’t really exist—they’re just in her imagination. Besides, he says, she should be sleeping instead of studying so she can wake up early and cook for the family. Alicia’s mother died, and she has had to take her mother’s place at home while she attends a university across town. She is always tired because she has to travel far to the university and stays up late to study.
Darius & the Clouds
Esperanza laments the fact that there is...
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