How does Esperanza’s portrait of Alicia compare to her portrait of
Marin sells avon products and babysits to save up money while
She waits to return to puerto rico to marry her boyfriend .
Marin under streetlight, dancing by herself, is singing the same song somewhere .
She is waitting for a car to stop, a star to fall, someone to chang her life .
another of Esperanza’s neighbors, Alicia, complains to her father about mice. Her father says she is imagining them, or simply tells her to close her eyes. Alicia’s mother is dead, leaving Alicia, the oldest child, as the only responsible figure in the household. Alicia is strong, caring for her siblings while studying at a university across town; and she is "afraid of nothing except four-legged fur. And fathers.