(1) Sandra Cisneros’s “Mericans” is about a young American girl of Mexican descent who is struggling to find her own cultural id
entity. (2) Cisneros illustrates this through a number of images and ideas. (3) For example, the speaker, Micaela, calls her grandmother “awful,” and seems to resent the woman’s strict views and religious ideals. (4) The speaker also mentions how she and her brother emulate characters from popular American television programs when they play make-believe. (5) Lastly, she describes physically standing outside her family’s church, an act that symbolizes the fact that she feels like an outsider to Mexican culture. (6) Although Micaela is of Mexican descent, she seems to feel a stronger connection to the United States. This paragraph supports the idea that Micaela wishes her heritage was different because she has difficulty relating to her grandmother. wants to find her own unique identity that is separate from her brother and her grandmother. will never accept her Mexican roots because of her feelings toward her grandmother. identifies with her Mexican heritage in a different way than her grandmother.
In my opinion, the correct answer would be D. <span>identifies with her Mexican heritage in a different way than her grandmother. Micaela is troubled with her ancestry precisely because she has to meet other people's expectations. This paragraph doesn't imply that she resents her Mexican roots - she just has her own way of processing things and doesn't want to be coerced into anything.</span>