Table of Contents
- 1 What is Luis purpose in Catch the Moon?
- 2 What gift does Luis leave in the tree for Naomi?
- 3 How does Luis’s relationship with his father change in the story?
- 4 Why was Louis sent to juvenile hall in Catch the Moon?
- 5 What did Luis memorize from Naomi’s drawing?
- 6 What kind of relationship does Luis and his father have?
What is Luis purpose in Catch the Moon?
Through Naomi, Luis remembers his mother’s love and decides to pick up the pieces of his life. He is motivated to work into the night, sorting the wheel covers in order to get a hubcap for Naomi’s car.
Why is Mr Cintron was proud of himself?
Cintrón prided himself on his own neat, elegant style of dressing after work, and on his manners and large vocabu- lary, which he picked up by taking corre- spondence courses in just about everything.
What gift does Luis leave in the tree for Naomi?
Luis gives the dad the gift of changing as a person. Luis cleaning the hubcap is symbolic for him washing off an old chapter in his life. What do you think Luis discovers about himself as he searches for his gift for Naomi?
How does LUIS change in catch the moon?
The appearance of Naomi Ramirez initiates Luis Cintron’s change; this change is significant because it is an alteration in attitude on the part of Luis. Since he wishes to win her over, he drives to the junkyard at night and searches through the hubcaps until he finds the one that will fit her wheel on her VW.
How does Luis’s relationship with his father change in the story?
How does Luis’ relationship with his father change in the story? It goes from resentment to appreciation.
Why does Luis Cintron and his father not get along?
Luis and his dad did not get along because of the fact that they could not deal with the death of Luis’ Mom and his Dad’s wife. The internal conflict is dealing with the death of his mother and the external conflict is the fighting he has with his dad.
Why was Louis sent to juvenile hall in Catch the Moon?
Why was Luis sent to juvenile hall? Luis broke into a woman’s house. In our story, it says that Luis cries a “flood of tears”, why?
What do you think Luis’s feelings are about his job at the junkyard?
What do you think Luis’s feelings are about his job at the junkyard? Luis doesn’t enjoy working there/thinks its a waste of time and wonders if he should’ve done his full time.
What did Luis memorize from Naomi’s drawing?
It was the perfect match for Naomi’s drawing, the moon-shaped wheel cover for her car, Cinderella’s shoe. Luis had searched long and hard for the wheel cover. For Luis, finding the wheel cover is a kind of healing. It is his way of carrying on his mother’s memory by making her proud of him.
Why is it called Catch the Moon?
The title of the story comes from the metaphor of Luis being able to find the right wheel cover for the girl he likes. Luis is suffering from depression as a result of his mother’s death. He feels lost and confused, and often angry.
What kind of relationship does Luis and his father have?
Luis does feel love for his father but at the beginning of the story, he is not in a good place. Unable to deal with the death of his mother three years ago, he lashes out, gets into trouble and doesn’t care for anyone or anything.
Why did Judith Ortiz Cofer name the story catch the moon?
The title of the story comes from the metaphor of Luis being able to find the right wheel cover for the girl he likes.