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John Killebrew Joshua Parsons 1/8/2013 En-1113 Ines Kitchen In this fiction short story “Ines in the Kitchen”, Cristina Garcia discusses a women in the story Ines, who is a housewife and pregnant. Garcia talks mainly about the character Ines and her situation and emotions. Throughout the story Ines feels trapped and confused about life in the choices she made, she feels betrayed not in the since from someone but of herself and the expectation of being a women. The author Cristina Garcia creates themes through the use of the elements of conflict and Plot to show the main character’s situation. The element of conflict first arises in this story on the protagonist (Ines), when the situation of how she is imprisoned and controlled by…show more content…
Ines feels restrained in Richards world in the notion that he wants her to be perfect a trophy wife to premier to everyone, so she strive to please him by taking on the task of maintaining a perfect perception in his eyes as the author mentions, “He abhors cellulite and varicose veins, the corporal trademarks of his mother and sisters, so Ines works hard to stay fit” (Garcia 315). She is trapped in the perceptive that she must stay fit to keep him around. The story also shows inner conflict within Ines, how her feelings of being emotionally unsatisfied and fenced in. She feels resentful because her husband seems happy in their marriage while she feels trapped in unhappy. It is shown when the author states, “Richard is an adequate lover, too, although he lacks imagination” (Garcia 316). She is basically saying that the sex is mediocre he lacks all the skills necessary to please her. Lastly it shows how Ines is trapped from the author’s statement, “She dreams about blowing up her herb garden with its fragrant basil leaves, then stealing a thoroughbred from the stable across the street and riding it as fast as she can” (Garcia 317). This shows the situation of her feeling unhappy with her life at that point in time and wanting to escape from the hold that it has on her, but is trapped by her husband and his needs, that’s why she can only ‘dream’ of doing it. All of this
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