The final scene is of him hugging his mother and walking towards the airplane, which stands in the face of one of the major themes: overt masculinity. It is quite clear the amount of sexism and machismo there is on Miguel Street, where almost all the male characters either beat their wives, or are in direct support of it, many of which attribute this to the other major theme of broken dreams. Every character in Miguel Street has some sort of dream or longing that they were never able to satisfy, causing them to live in their imagination, choosing fantasy over the dark and dismal existence that they lived, which was beautifully and intricately canvased by this Nobel Prize winning author.
The entire family back home always street raced in their local town. She always watched and had a desire and love for the cars. At the age of 19, she began hanging out with the street racers & the muscle car scene. She would always go with JJ to Memphis and watch him street race. She was always in love with the street racing scene, but she was bashful & shy. Finally, she got her nerve up and told JJ she wanted to drive. He told her that she had to learn all the basics first so she pit-crewed for him for roughly a year. She would check his tire pressure, put his charger on his car, learned how to strap the cars down to the trailers, etc. Anything she could do to prove her love was genuine for the game.