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Alvrez never once allows reader to think growing up in a foreign culture expecially the United States is ever easyAs the tale of the Garcias in the new world progresses each of the family members mostly the girls recount in the troubles and the obstacles they overcame All four had to deal with the pressures of having Old World parentsP186 As soon as one enters a new environment they would usually start acclimating to it while at the same time losing heritage In the Alverezs How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents shows an example of this This book took place in Bronx New York and consists 15 stories about four sisters CarlaYolanda Sandra and Sofia who are immigrants from Domnican Republic The 15 stories mostly emphasize on their childhood and high school life They come from a strict family with high morals expecially their father Carlos Garcia who depise the American waysalso is the antithesis of the Garcia girls In this novel the Garcia girls struggle with fitting themselves into being an American Are you a whore the father interrogated his daughter There was a split on the daughters cheeks from the closeness of his mouth to her faceIts none of your fuking businessshe said in a low ugly sounding voice like a snarl of an animal who could hurt him P30 The speakers were Carlos and his daughter Sofia In the novel Sofia and her three sisters were always obedient to their strict parents through their childhood While the other sisters continued being obedient Sofia went her own way She was the only one without degrees the one that ran away It could be the fact that shes the youngest out of all sisters and while watching all three sisters obeying the ways of her father she decidedto become the rebellous one The scene of this quotation was when Carlos read Sophias love letters from the drawer and shoved
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