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    Woman Hollering Creek Cultural backgrounds are strong influences to way individuals make their decisions. In “Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros, Cleofilas Enriqueta DeLeon Hernandez marries, Juan Pedro Martinez Sanchez, to quick to take account of the challenges she will be facing: abuse, alcoholism, and unfaithfulness. Cisneros’ individuality, coming from a broken home and cultural difference life, adds her experiences to depict what she faced through Cleofilas. She idolizes “telenovelas”

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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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    is both frightening to some and enlightening to others. Although times have changed, Sandra Cisneros’ stories about Mexican-American women provide a cultural division within itself that reflects in a recent time. The cultural themes in Cisneros’s stories highlight the struggle of women who identify with Mexican-American heritage and the struggle in terms of living up to Mexican culture – as a separate ethnic body. The women in Sandra Cisneros’ stories are struggling with living up to identities assigned

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    Ethnic Identity of Women in House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek The novels The House on Mango Street (Cisneros 1984) and Woman Hollering Creek (Cisneros 1992) relate the new American through the eyes of Cisneros. The women in both novels are caught in the middle of their ethnic identity and their American identity, thus creating the "New American." Cisneros moved between Mexico and the United States often while growing up, thus making her feel "homeless and displaced" (Jones and

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    independence. Cleófilas and her husband were considered to be in the middle class, she did not work because she was not allowed to but her husband did and brought in all the money. Cleófilas’ role as a woman in the literary, Woman Hollering Creek has made her out to be a victim within her own story. The story points to the fact that Cleofilas ' final return to Mexico is setting her free from all her suffering. In the

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    In the literary, Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros we are able to analyze the short story through a feminist perspective, due to the feminist critical critical theory. A literary criticism has at least three primary purposes in developing critical thinking skills, enabling us to understand, analyze, and judgement works of literature, of any type of literature. It resolves any questions or problem within a literary work that we do not understand from merely reading the literature. Look into

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    reoccurring theme in both of the text, “Women Hollering Creek” and “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven”. Women Hollering Creek is a story by Sandra Cisneros a noted Mexican novelist, poet, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1954). It is a story of a young Mexican girl Cleofilas, who with visions of grandeur leaves her family to marry a man she barely knows and begin a new life across the border in the United States. The second short story is by Sherman Alexie (b. 1966) who was born on

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    Summary Of Cleófilas

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    Before Cleófilas got married, to Juan Pedro and moved across the border, she was more of a free woman. There are times where Cleófilas would remember her past, back when she lived in Mexico with her family. As she describes her life there we can see a difference in her setting in Cleófilas hometown, where she grew up we can see how happy and comfortable she was here. Mexico is a place that she knew well, she had people to talk, and there were things for her to do, she as well has her family there

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    archetype is a submissive and docile woman who diligently serves her husband without question. She is represented and redefined in Woman Hollering Creek through the transformation of the main character, Cleófilas. The story is a spin off of the old, Latin legend of “La Llorona” or “Weeping Woman”, in which a mother turns against her children in a rage against their father for abandoning her in pursuit of another woman. As the story goes, she drowns her children in a creek out of jealousy and for revenge

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    Borders are a central theme in The House on Mango Street as we witness different characters trying to cope with the borders that enclose their daily lives, some attempt to cross it while others are held back by it. A common border which manifests in the stories throughout The House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek is the boundary between the two opposing genders: male and female. This border between genders is created because of the expectations and stereotypes that are placed upon them, further

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