Question 2) What is the foreshadowing we see in the opening paragraphs?
The foreshadowing seen in the opening paragraphs is made by Cleofilas's father Don Serafin. Don Serafin at the beginning knows that one day his daughter will want to return home to her father in Mexico "Already did Don divine the morning his daughter (Cleofilas) would raise her hand over her eyes, look south, and dream of returning home to the chores that never ended, six good-for-nothing brothers and one old mans complaints." Later in the story Don's foreshadow is correct, when Cleofilas is in Texas with Juan, she starts to think about being at her fathers house. "Sometimes Cleofilas thinks of her fathers house. But how could she go back there? What a disgrace?"
Question 7) What is Maximiliano's function in the story
Maximiliano functions as a man that helped Cleofilas go through the decision to leave Juan Pedro. Maximiliano who is one of Juan Pedro's drinking buddies who serves as the attitudes of men that disgusts Cleofilas, men who objectify women as sex objects. "What she needs is... and made a gesture as if to yank a women's buttocks to his groin. Maximiliano... said this, but Cleofilas muttered, Grosero (gross)" More important to the plot of the story of Cleofilas leaving, Maximiliano makes Cleofilas fear for her life living with Juan, because Maximiliano was said to have killed his wife. "Maximiliano who was said to have killed his wife in an ice-house brawl when she came at him with a mop. I had to shot- she was armed... Was Cleofilas just exaggerating what her husband said? It seemed newspapers were full of stories of men killing women. This women found on the side of an interstate... this one beaten blue. Her ex-husband, husband, lover... Cleofilas dunked a glass under soapy water for a moment-shivered."
Question 8) What were the three stages Cleofilas went through in making the decision to leave.
The first stage that moves Cleofilas to make the decision to leave was...