This quote further emphasizes the power of language. Esperanza feels relief when she transforms her feelings into words on paper. This scene sheds light on the importance of free writing. As a teacher, I think it is important for teachers to encourage students to write about anything and everything. Through writing students, like Esperanza, may realize the power that their words have.
Esperanza describes herself as wanting to be beautiful and cruel. She wants to attract men and then leave them like nothing. She wants to have power over men because all around her women are powerless, especially to men.