Implied Theme: “Tuesday Siesta” is a story that shows us a theme rather than stating it explicitly.
One of the themes implied is the tension between poverty and dignity. Find passages in the text where this theme is developed and interpret them. Your response should be one paragraph.
Identify at least three passages where the story gives us details about the characters’ poverty and
three passages where the story shows the characters behaving with dignity. For each passage,
write one sentence of interpretation: What facts does it present, and what do they mean? Then,
conclude your Apply by discussing what the moral of the story is with respect to poverty
and dignity. Your Apply should be no more than 200 words, not including the passages
from the story.