The Son of Man, Rene Magritte -- self-portrait with the hope of conveying important messages about the individual. Magritte stated “Everything we see hides another thing. We always want to see what is hidden by what we see. There is an interest in that which is hidden and which the visible does not show us. This interest can take the form of a quite intense feeling, a sort of conflict, one might say, between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present.”
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.