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    Themes in Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros Woman Hollering Creek is a book of short stories published in 1991. The author, Sandra Cisneros, separated her book into three sections. The section that will be analyzed is the first section where the narrators are female children. Out of the many stories in section one, the three that will be focused on are, "Mericans," "My Friend Lucy Who Smells Like Corn," and "Barbie-Q." The children in these three stories are all lower class, Mexican-American

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    "BREAD" SANDRA CISNEROS I question whether these two people in the story are having an affair, back together after a divorce, or whatever? Something as simple as bread can lead to that answer. The bread is much like their relationship, actually exactly like it. "We were hungry. We went into a Bakery on Grand Avenue and bought bread. Filled the backseat. The whole car smelled of bread. Big sourdough loaves shaped like a fat ass"(Cisneros 84). It was an affair. They were lusting each other and finally

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    values, beliefs and ways of knowing that guide communities of people in their daily lives” (qtd. In Rothstein-Fusch and Trumball 3). Every culture is different and unique in its own lifestyle. Culture is basically life itself. The short story “Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros is a clear example of these characteristics by bringing together life in Mexico and the United States. The reader gets the opportunity to view both sides of Cleofilas, the protagonist of the short story, culture as she moves

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    the courage to take a stand and leave the situation. In the short story, “Women Hollering Creek”, Sandra Cisneros explains the theme of the story by telling about a woman who’s husband abuses her. The story describes the experiences of a young women named Cleofilas. She grew up with six brothers and had no mother. So therefore, she learned how to be a woman through watching telenovelas. She believes that to be a woman she only needs to find true love and have a “happily ever after”. Later she meets

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    Woman Can Play Football Too In “Woman Hollering Creek” Sandra Cisneros explores the stereotypes that plague, mostly women, in the short stories. She looks at the way culture and gender all exploit these stereotypes within woman mostly. She explores the stereotypes in stories like “Bien Pretty”, “Woman Hollering Creek”, and “My Tocaya” and has characters who don't act how the majority of society expects them to act. The characters break away from the stereotypes that have been tagged onto them

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    Woman Hollering creek is a book of stories published in 1991 Sandra Cisneros. These stories talk about the experience she had being around American influences while still being around her Mexican heritage. Cisneros grew up north of the Mexico-US border. These stories focus on the social roles of women and their relationships. In her stories her characters are stereotypes. For example that men are macho and woman are weak. Cisneros talks about three clichés: the virgin, seductress and mother. The

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    Presley Balholm English 174B Final Paper Gender and Class Constrictions in Crying of Lot 49 and “Woman Hollering Creek” The struggle to conceive an identity that is individual from the societal and cultural boundaries is an experience shared by the female protagonists of Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 and Sandra Cisneros’ “Woman Hollering Creek”. Both works feature women who are characterized as outsiders to the societies in which they find themselves. Cléofilas struggles

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    outcome. Cleófilas in Sandra Cisneros’ “Woman Hollering Creek” and Rosa from Cynthia Ozick’s The Shawl both have emotionally and physically stressful journeys. Both protagonists transfer from their homelands to the United States in hope to escape their journeys, but they realize that they must face their woes in order to overcome their past and reach towards their ultimate destination of peace. Even though their journeys may be difficult,

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    Mexican woman is a highly-stereotyped individual. She is either timid and meek, rarely speaking out of turn, and when she does it is in a small, soft accented-voice that begs to be left alone. Or, she is fiery, exotic dark caramel skin, long wind-blown hair and lips red as blood. She is a vixen, independent and loud, with a laugh that can be heard all around the room. But both of these women come from the same place, as do the women who do not belong in either category. In Women Hollering Creek and Other

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    refuses to leave her husband Juan Sanchez because of her passion from the telenovelas. The telenovelas is what keeps her from loving him. With that, Cleofilas loses her happiness and freedom once she marries Juan and moves to America with him. “Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros portrays the dangers of escaping an unwanted reality by living in a fantasy world which creates wrong mistakes and regrets. “The American Dream” that many immigrants hope for and the telenovela’s seem to shape Cleofilas

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