Child Of The Dark By Carolina Summary

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Child of the Dark, most of the favelados are equally poor and powerless. Everyone in the favela have jobs that give them enough money for one day of food. Each day they work but only get enough to feed their family. Carolina is a paper collector and from what she writes, she makes enough to feed her children and sometimes doesn’t get enough so they have to go hungry. There are times when the children will just find something from a garbage can and eat it because they have nothing else to eat. Outside of the favelas are the rich people and they ignore the poor, they don’t interact or have anything to do with them. The rich obviously have a better standard of living but their not in the favelas. Carolina describes herself being poor. The one thing that distinguishes her from the other poor people is that she can read and write. She writes her diary and soon publishes it. From what Carolina says it seems like she is intellectually further than others in favela. She knows she is poor but she is not discouraged by that. She still holds strong in her character and her values. Other favelados drink and bum around because they think their life is over and that there is nothing…show more content…
Carolina was very independent. When she was done working she would come home and write and do things by herself while others in the favelas gossiped and drank. She describes couples fighting and she never wanted to deal with that so she never got married. Her children were more important than worrying about finding a husband. She was independent in this way, where she could support her kids by herself; deal with their problems by herself and write spending time with herself and getting to know who she really was. Because of her positive thinking, and strong character, Carolina got through living in the favela with her children. Other favelados just did what they had to do to survive each
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