In Chapter 8 at the party, we learn about what Maria is encouraging people to do - STRIKE! She tells the people "they are small, meek animals. And that is how they treat us because we don't speak up." She tells the people they should fight for better homes and higher wages (aka more money). Many of the people though tell her that they just want to feed their families and that striking is a chance they cannot take because they could lose their jobs and homes. What does a strike mean in your own words? Do you think the people should listen to Marta and fight for a better life, or should they not risk it and stay as they are now? Explain your thinking with examples from the book. What do you predict will happen?
Make sure to write in complete sentences and use details from the story to support your answers. Type this in your blogging doc first so you can make corrections if necessary. Make sure to edit and revise your answer before you post it.