Read the excerpt from “First Generation” of Dreaming in Cuban, by Cristina Garcia.
She considers the vagaries of sports, the happenstance of El Líder, a star pitcher in his youth, narrowly missing a baseball career in America. His wicked curveball attracted the major league scouts, and the Washington Senators were interested in signing him but changed their minds. Frustrated, El Líder went home, rested his pitching arm, and started a revolution in the mountains.
Which best explains how Garcia’s word choice helps establish her voice in the excerpt?
Garcia uses short, forceful words to assert a pessimistic opinion on fate.
Garcia uses formal, academic language and location words to suggest a theory about fate.
Garcia uses American baseball terminology to suggest fate’s defeat.
Garcia uses words with positive connotations to suggest an optimistic outlook on fate.