Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

In the movies there is always one with red red lips who is beautiful and cruel. She is the one who drives the men crazy and laughs them all away. Her power is her own. She will not give it away. (35.4)

Esperanza thinks that the ultimate feminine power is to be drop-dead gorgeous but refuse to give in to the demands and attentions of men.

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