Amanda's younger sister, Ana, has formed an unhealthy attachment to Rafael in "Flor Salvaje." Can Amanda save her without risking her own life? Ana has foolishly decided to follow in her sister's footsteps and work in the cabaret in Nueva Esperanza. Now, she has fallen into a trap created by Rafael.
Love and Rebellion
The two sisters have had a power struggle that began after their father abandoned them. Amanda immediately became the caregiver for her younger sisters while trying to protect them. Initially, Ana dutifully followed Amanda's orders and went to school. However, she quickly began to rebel, ran away from home and was almost sold in an auction. There was obvious jealousy mixed with some hatred between the sisters.
Ana may be younger than Amanda, but she has often refused to follow her sister's advice in "Flor Salvaje." Instead of being repulsed by the cabaret and prostitution ring in Nueva Esperanza, Ana admired her sister's work. Amanda attempted to show her the dark side of this life multiple times, but Ana continued to find it glamorous. After Amanda escaped with Sacramento and her two younger sisters, Ana refused to join them. She has stayed behind in Nueva Esperanza and has become a part of the prostitution ring.
Rafael originally contacted Ana because he thought she had information on Amanda's escape. In his obsession to find Amanda and kill Sacramento, Rafael was willing to use anyone in his path. He even moved her into his home, so Amanda would be tempted to rescue her. Ana loved the attention Rafael bestowed on her and has become a dutiful servant. Despite Zahra's multiple warnings, Ana refuses to see that he is simply using her.
Ana's dedication to Rafael is reaching disturbing levels. She follows him, lies for him, spies for him and sleeps on the rug next to his bed. The strange attachment Ana feels for Rafael may be explained in several ways. First, she is finally able to act on the jealousy she always felt for her sister. Additionally, it does not seem that Ana has been able to get past her father's abandonment or the poverty the sisters suffered before moving to Nueva Esperanza. Even Rafael has questioned her devotion. Ana responded that she thinks Rafael will eventually forget Amanda, and she will be waiting for him. Unfortunately, Rafael's obsession with Amanda has only strengthened.
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