Don Hector’s daughter, and a skillful horseback rider of a black Arabian on the hacienda. Alejandra attends an expensive private school in Mexico City, where she spends time with her mother, but she’s impatient with society life and prefers to spend time on the hacienda. She is willful and proud, riding one of John Grady’s horses against her father’s wishes, and boldly knocking at John Grady’s door the first evening they sleep together. Alejandra is also fiercely loyal: it is because she has given her word to her great-aunt, and because she fears the loss of her father’s love, that she refuses to run away with John Grady in the end.
The timeline below shows where the character Alejandra Rocha appears in All the Pretty Horses. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...that the horses are more manageable when ridden regularly—John Grady loves riding, and loves when Alejandra watches him ride. He rides up to one of the lagunas, or small lakes, whispering... (full context)
...a piano, a pair of Greener guns, and other belongings of the dueña (madame) Alfonsa, Alejandra’s grandaunt and godmother. There are pictures of her taken in front of European cathedrals, and... (full context)
...Goshee, and about everything he doesn’t know about him. He decides not to think of Alejandra—to save up those thoughts—and instead thinks of horses. He dreams of dead men standing around,... (full context)
...happiness of others. But that isn’t true, she says. She supported John Grady’s cause against Alejandra’s mother’s tantrums. Alfonsa is not a society person, she says. Society seems to be a... (full context)
...reaches her. He wonders if the captain is still alive and thinks about Blevins and Alejandra. He remembers the sadness he’d first seen in Alejandra, which he thought he had understood,... (full context)