The Magic of Words
Chapter-2 The Lost Doll
Short answer questions
- In what ways were Maria del Carmen and Evangelina alike? 
Ans: when Rosa had her new child in her arms, she looked at the child and felt that she looked like Carmen. As the new child Evangelina grew, she looked more and more like her sister Carmen. Her actions and her characters were also like Carmen’s. it was the likelihood that the priest had also remarked. Because of the similarity in complexion (face color), actions and behaviours.
- What evidences are there in the story to show that the Soto family was poor? 
Ans: The Soto family was poor. Their poverty can be realized by the situations in the story. Roberto said that Carmen’s things were to be kept safe for the child he had expected still to get birth. Besides, Roberto had dirty hands as he had come from farm.
- Make a comparison between Roberto and Rosa Soto. 
Ans: Roberto Soto and Rosa Soto are husband and wife. They love each other very much. They are sad and lost for their only child is dead. Roberto is a poor hard working farmer. Rosa Soto is household worker. Roberto is very optimistic but his wife is pessimistic. She does not believe that they will have another child. She gives all her dead child’s clothes to a priest. However, Roberto’s words become true. They have another child.