Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. - Pope John XXIII
Essential Question: a way Alvarez portrays the struggle for identity in her writing is through Patria. This is because Patria's character was idealistic, with the desire to devote her life to the Lord. However, the author shows Patria's struggle for identity through her contradictions. For example, Patria was turned between being a nun and being with a man.