This written task is an additional scene in How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez, and relates to Part I: Language in a Cultural Context . I chose to do an additional scene during this time period because this section of their lives was mentioned briefly but not in detail, and it gave me the right balance of structure but also left room for creativity. This written task helped me create an image of a plausible scene based on what was talked about in the novel, and infer things from the text.
This scene takes place when the girls were sent to boarding school in Boston and is told from the point of view of Yolanda Garcia. The scene depicts Yolanda’s very first house party. It shows some of Yolanda’s character traits, predominately her fear of men, which stems from a traumatizing past experience from her childhood in the Dominican Republic, and…show more content… It was tall with lots of front windows and a pointed roof. I stepped out of the car and followed the other girls in. The bass throbbed loudly, making my body vibrate, and people stood all around the living room, red cups in their hands. I looked back, and saw that everyone I had been with had disappeared.
I walked through the first floor of the house, passing groups of people chattering and couples kissing on the couches. I had never seen anything like this before. I had never been to a house party. I walked into the kitchen, when a blonde girl suddenly stood up and stumbled into me, spilling half of her drink onto my legs.
“Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry.” Another blonde girl appeared, holding up the first one who looked about ready to pass out. “Oh, Amber,” she said to her friend. “Honey. You had too much to drink. I’ll take you home.”
I walked past them, circled through the hallway and den, and then ended up back in the living room. I plopped down on an armchair and put my finger on my left leg, which was still damp. I held it up to my nose and sniffed. It was