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Analysis Of Only Daughter By Sandra Cisneros

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“Every time a woman stands up for herself without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all woman” -Maya Angelou. A story that shows a similar content is titled, “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros. It is a story about a girl with six brothers yet tells herself that the is an only daughter. Cisneros has had hardships of her own when she was growing up with her family because she thought that she wasn’t being recognized by her father as much. Corresponding with the story, “N.O” is a song that’s been written, preformed, and sung by BTS. Their video was released on September 10, 2013: just a few months after their debut. It shows the struggles students face in society and that they try to fit in, and yet they discover that there’s more that they can achieve. The video and book are both have similar themes that are presented differently.
Cisneros has three major themes in her story: such as relationships with parents, terms of approval, and the perspectives people have of a woman’s role. The relationship with her father is that it was non-existent, she tried to get her father to acknowledge her, yet he wouldn’t. All her father did was encourage her to go to college and find a husband. She is there to please her new-found husband; however, this leads her to introduce herself that she is “the only daughter and only a daughter” (Pg. 401). Whether she meant it sarcastically or ironically.
Despite being shown any attention for her writing, Cineros shows a great
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