Porcellaneous stoneware wine-jar of guan form, with ovoid body and gilt copper-bound mouth rim. Finely crazed turquoise glaze. Inscription on the shoulder. Late Ming to Early Qing circa 1600-1700. Courtesy of The British Museum.
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.