Esperanza is a child in Aguascalientes, Mexico, daughter of wealthy landowner Sixto Ortega. She lives on her family’s ranch, El Rancho de la Rosas, with her mother, father, and grandmother Abuelita. The day before Esperanza’s 13th birthday, her father is murdered on his way to town. Her uncle Tío Luis reveals he now owns their land, as it was not customary to leave property to women. Tío Luis offers to continue to care for them and their ranch on one condition: Esperanza’s mother must marry him. When she refuses, he threatens that she will regret her decision. Their ranch later burns down during a fire caused by Tío Luis. Esperanza and her mother have to stay in the servant’s quarters with their longtime servants and family friends, Alfonso, Hortensia, and their son Miguel. Abuelita, injured during the fire, is sent to a convent where she can recover. One day Esperanza says to Miguel that they both are on different sides of the river. Tío Luis returns and gives his offer of marriage again, and Esperanza’s mother agrees. However, this is a lie as she, Alfonso, and Hortensia plan to flee to the United States. Abuelita cannot accompany them due to her injuries, but promises that she will join them as soon as she is better. Esperanza and what remains of her family travel to the United States. Esperanza has difficulty accepting she’s now a “peasant” and scorns the other poor people traveling alongside them, to her mother’s disappointment.
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