Margarita Suarez's Play

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As goals are set and sought to accomplish many times challenges and setbacks arise creating a difficult time for the person seeking success and deliverance. However, the obstacles or challenges that are faced must be surpassed in order to reach a goal. It is important to assess these challenges and take proper measures for the best goal results. Once the difficulties and setbacks are achieved, the feelings that come with these accomplishments is what drives most people to remain determined till the end of reaching their goal. This analysis will discuss the challenges young nineteen year old Margarita Suarez, faced as she competed against all odds and challenging obstacles in order to win a competition that meant more to her than just a title. …show more content…
Margarita is a first generation American teen, whose families origins are from Cuba. Throughout the written text, we can also identify her Latin roots due to the dialogues used in all scenes by both her and the rest of the characters who are immediate family. Both Spanish and English are used by the author, however the primary informal language used by the characters is in English. Margarita during the course of the play is competing in a swimming tournament along the pacific ocean, swimming between San Pedro to Catalina Island. All the events during this play revolve around this infamous race, and Margarita in particular, which identifies her as the star of the show. “The little Cuban swimmer from Long Beach, California, nineteen-year-old Margarita Suarez. The unknown a bundle of tenacity, battling her way through the choppy, murky waters of the cold Pacific to reach the Island of Romance…. Santa Catalina ... where should she be the first to arrive, two thousand dollars and a gold cup will be waiting for her. “ (Sanchez-Scott p.1050). The character traits that elaborate on her role would have to be the persistent attitude she delivers throughout the play. She is determined to win and not just for the title, but to make her family proud. Margarita mostly swims for her family rather than her …show more content…
At this time Margarita is in distress, she is living in a scary moment where she herself questions her ability to keep going. Margarita becomes lost at sea, neither her or her family have any coordinates to find her. During the third scene the dialogue used for each character identifies how stressful this time was for them as a family. The biggest fear the family had, was losing margarita at the cost of this race. Margarita her self enduring this moment, experienced clouded judgment because of the situation she faced swimming into a swamp of oil making it dangerous to keep competing. “Rainbows on? ... Ay conio! It 's an oil slick! You ... you.. Stop the boat…Margarita! Margarita! “(Sanchez-Scott p.1052). While Margarita was in total shock, she didn 't know how to handle the situation without her coach.”ya no puedo ... I can 't .... A person isn 't a machine ... es mi culpa ... Father forgive me ... Papi! Papi! One, two. Uno, dos. Papi! A donde estds? Papi! Ay, Papi! Where, are you ... ? Don 't leave me! ... Why don 't you answer me? (Sanchez-Scott p.1057) Stressed and ready to give up, she expressed a soliloquy in a Hail Mary prayer.

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