Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Linoleum Roses

In this story, Esperanza's friend Sally gets married. Sally is maybe 14 or 15 at the time. She gets married in another state becuase you can't get married that young in most states. She gets married to escape the abuse, and violence going on in her home. Even though she no longer lives with her abusive father, she is still trapped, and can't go anywhere. It stood out to me becuase she is still in the same situation, she can't even leave the house becuase her husband won't let her or becuase she is too afraid to stand up to him. He is controlling her just like her father was. My favorite sentence is "she sits at home because she is afraid to go outside without his permission".


  1. I liked this story to. I thought it was very sad because she is not allowed to leave. Maybe she thinks that this situation is better for her because at least her doesn't beat her?

  2. I think sometimes avoid the problem can not solve any problem.They finally need to face to it.