How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

by: Julia Alvarez

Themes, Motifs, and Symbols Quick Quiz

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What does Carla’s clinical indifference to her family reveal?

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What do nicknames convey throughout the novel?

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What does the mother cat that haunts Yolanda’s dreams symbolize?

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What does the black bird that emerges from Yolanda’s throat symbolize?

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What symbolizes hope for the future and the terrifying potential of the unknown?