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The Grandfather. Page 359. On your own …in your notes labeled “The Grandfather ” * page 359. 1. How many years passed before the avocado tree produced its first fruit? 2. Why did Soto’s grandfather believe that ”a tree is money”? 3. Why was the avocado tree the grandfather's favorite?

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on your own in your notes labeled the grandfather page 359
On your own …in your notes labeled “The Grandfather” * page 359

1. How many years passed before the avocado tree produced its first fruit?

2. Why did Soto’s grandfather believe that ”a tree is money”?

3. Why was the avocado tree the grandfather's favorite?

4. The avocado tree is a symbol that has multiple meanings in the essay. Soto develops these meanings throughout the work, and he brings them some of them together in the last paragraph. Use evidence from the essay to explain how the tree might symbolize the following people:

  • The grandfather
  • Soto (the author)
  • The grandfather’s family