This story talks about Esperanza's dead father. and how she deals with his death and the mourning process she is going through.I think is the best quote in the story and it talks about how they mourn the dead in her culture. "I know he will have to go away, that he will take a plane to Mexico, all the uncles and aunts will be there, and they will have a black and white photo taken in front of the tomb with flowers shaped like spears in a white vase because this is how they send the dead away in that country".
The good factor is that she has a job and goes to school. Esperanza lives at a poor neighborhood. Most influential person in her life is her aunt.