Personally the chapter that interested me the most was Born Bad because it really expresses how little kids feel in those kind of situations. This story was the most interesting because of the empathy and relation to her feelings that are apparent. When her aunt was sick they played a game and used her as one of the figures, but when she died they were sad, believing they were the cause of it. We've all been in that situation where we do something and then something occurs and we believe it was our fault. The theme I believe Cisneros was portraying is some things are out of our control, but don't blame yourself. I felt the writing was at its best in the middle of the chapter on page 59. Cisneros writes, "But I think diseases have no eyes. They pick with a dizzy finger anyone, just anyone," (Cisneros 59). I love this quote because I, too, have lost a loved one to sickness and she did no wrong to deserve it. Bad things happen to good people, a famous quote that occurs more often than we'd like.
If I had to choose one person who had a major impact on my life I would choose my grandpa. My grandpa was old fashioned, loved classical music, went to church, but most importantly he loved his family more than anything. He spent long hours at work to provide for my grandma and himself and I would always love to go over and play. It was my home away from home. He helped my family in times of need, even though he himself was experiencing stress. We lost my grandma a while back and it was the hardest on him, but he never let it get to him. He would always let me sleep in and he made delicious burgers and took me out to eat when I asked. My grandpa passed away not too long ago, but I will never forget the kindness and help that he showed the whole family. When I think about what I want to be when i'm older I think of being a grandpa with my own family, as loving and supportive as my grandpa was.