I thought about my parents divorce, my aunt’s extremely abusive marriage of eleven years and why women, like me, tend to seek that silver lining when it comes to broken relationships. Cleofilas Engriqueta DeLeon Hernandez is the protagonist, the story is centered on her and how she handles life in a broken and abusive marriage. I get the impression that she is fairly young because Cisneros used the word chores to describe her duties around the house she would never return to after saying her vows to Juan Pedro Martinez Sanchez. Cisneros wrote, “…dream of returning to the chores that never ended, six good-for-nothing brothers, and one old man’s complaint” (246). This passage also shows a stereotype of some Spanish households without a wife or mother, the eldest female of the house has to assume that role.
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