‘Woman Hollering Creek’ written by Sandra Cisneros is a story of pain and sorrow of a woman, who at last sets herself free breaking her silence and stepping towards sounds. In the story main character is a young woman named Cleofilas, who is newly married to Juan Pedro and moved up to North Seguin, Tejas. She soon found out that her life was no longer like the telenovelas, which she loved to watch. She was abused physically, mentally and emotionally by her husband Juan Pedro. Ultimately she escapes this pain of abuse with the help of two godmothers Gracelia and Felice. This is a story of victory where a woman of traditional values, tolerating the abuse in silence, finally escapes hollering with happiness. All the women like Celofilas, who is grown up with love, gets depressed after they find their husband abusive and always want to be free from abuse.
Every parents love their children deep down from their heart. The most passionate relationship in the world, where there is no selfish motive, is parents and child’s relationship. Here in the story ‘Woman Hollering Creek’ it is stated that, “Only now as a mother did she remember. Now, when she and Juan Pedrito sat by the creek’s edge. How when a man and a woman love each other, sometimes that love sours. But a parent’s love for a child, a child’s for its parents, is another thing entirely.”(Cisneros 343) Cleofilas is only girl in the family of six brothers and a father and grown up being pampered. This is shown in the story as, “In her home
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...and could not overcome it they should learn from Cleofilas and take a step against violence which makes them a happy and joyful after.
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