Viviana is a beautiful young woman with whom Luis Rodriguez has a passionate but confusing relationship. Luis first meets Viviana at a parade, where he’s dismayed to learn that she’s affiliated with a rival gang. Nevertheless, Luis and Viviana strike up a relatively secret romance. Though Viviana breaks off their relationship, Luis and Viviana get back together two years later, albeit briefly. Viviana is shown to be a calming influence on Luis’s life, and the simple fact that Luis pursues a relationship with her shows that he’s beginning to question the artificial barriers caused by gang warfare.
Viviana Quotes in Always Running
The Always Running quotes below are all either spoken by Viviana or refer to Viviana. 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 numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Simon & Schuster edition of Always Running published in 2005.).
Chapter 4 Quotes
Viviana Character Timeline in Always Running
The timeline below shows where the character Viviana appears in Always Running. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...start to leaving the carnival area—the only people left are cops and rival gang members. Viviana confesses to Luis that she hates Los Angeles gang culture. Noticing that some of the... (full context)