In context, Juana's grandmother tries to explain to her that when she studies at a university in Los Angeles the following year, everything will change. Juana will fall in love with the city and the American life, and never want to leave. Her grandmother warns her that people's destinies are set right when they come out of their mother's womb - their family, country of origin, social class, and other parts of life are assigned to them. They are unchangeable, she says.
However, Juana is not deterred from her dream of attending the university and exploring "Los Estados Unidos." Despite her grandmother's negative energy and pessimism, Juana keeps the faith. Although this is just a small example of how foreigners view America, it said a lot about how important the American dream can be for those who have no other hope. For me, the conversations in the telenovela remind me how lucky I am. Not only do I live well here in the U.S., but I also have the ability to do so without leaving a family and another life behind.
Going to America and seeing how different life is there may be difficult for Juana, but I am on her side; she deserves the right to dream. If she believes in herself, she can do whatever she puts her mind to. Watching these scenes evokes a sense of awe over America, and I hope that our country can live up to these high expectations.