Maria Isabel is Enrique's girlfriend and the mother of their daughter, Jasmin. She loves Enrique and is devastated when he decides to leave in search of his mother. When she gives birth to Jasmin, she works hard to take care of her and develops a strong attachment to her daughter. She struggles to live in Honduras without Enrique, and finally decides to go and join him in the United States, with the hope of soon making enough money to have Jasmin raised in America.
Maria Isabel Quotes in Enrique’s Journey
The Enrique’s Journey quotes below are all either spoken by Maria Isabel or refer to Maria Isabel. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Random House edition of Enrique’s Journey published in 2007.).
7. The Girl Left Behind Quotes
"Maria Isabel does not say goodbye to her daughter. She does not hug her. She gets out of the car and walks briskly into the bus terminal. She does not look back. She never tells her she is going to the United States."
Maria Isabel Character Timeline in Enrique’s Journey
The timeline below shows where the character Maria Isabel appears in Enrique’s Journey. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
1. The Boy Left Behind
2. Seeking Mercy
3. Facing the Beast
6. A Dark River, Perhaps a New Life
7. The Girl Left Behind
...States to find work, and a recent hurricane has harmed the economy and worsened unemployment, Maria Isabel now cannot imagine going to the United States. She knows that joining Enrique would mean... (full context)