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What happened at the end of Esperanza Rising?

The book ends on the day of Esperanza's 14th birthday and Esperanza has finally learned to be grateful for what she does have: her family reunited, friends who love her, and most of all: hope.

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Also, what happened in Esperanza Rising?

Set in Mexico and California during the Great Depression, the story follows Esperanza Ortega, who, at the opening of the novel is a wealthy girl living in a mansion with her loving family. Esperanza's father and some of his men are killed by bandits, throwing Esperanza's life into chaos.

Also, who Killed Papa in Esperanza Rising? Sixto Ortega, or 'Papa' was Esperanza's father. He was a wealthy ranch owner who was generous to his workers. Papa was killed by bandits while mending a fence.

Secondly, how old is Esperanza at the end of Esperanza Rising?

12-year-old Esperanza lives a charmed life with her Papa, Mama, Abuelita, and several servants and workers. Esperanza is very close to Papa.

What is the main conflict in Esperanza Rising?

A major conflict takes place when Esperanza's house is burned down and she, her mother, and several servants are forced to relocate to the United States from Mexico to work as laborers. She goes from living a lavish lifestyle to one that is marked by poverty and hardship.

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