When Mr. Guzman approaches Ana’s parents with the idea of Ana pursuing higher education, they remind him that decisions on such matters are left to the discretion of the entire family. Ana’s family operates as a collective: If there is mobilization, it is mobilization of the group as a whole. Ana does not own her choices. When she quits her part-time job, she is questioned for her decision. Her mother did not find her explanation to be good enough – so when Ana presents the idea of finding a new job, her mother does not suggest but rather tells her what her next job will be. Clearly, Carmen and Ana have different takes on life – that being said, it’s interesting to see the role that Estela plays. There are times when Estela seems to side with Carmen – she reminds Ana that she has to work, she reminds Ana that everything that is done is for the sake of the collective family – but there are other times when Estela seems to side with Ana – she also find beauty in the female body, she encourages Ana to pursue higher education.