1. What does Arlene listen to as she's getting ready for her date? Why does the narrator call her a 'romantic'? How are love and sexuality related to each other, according to Viramontes?
2. What does Arlene borrow from a friend for her date? Why does the narrator include how badly the dress fits her? In combination with the hair dye and stolen makeup, what is Viramontes implying about Chicana self-identity?