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Woman Hollering Creek

The creek is an important character through the course of this story. For one thing, Woman Hollering Creek represents the borders for Cleofilas. On one side of the creek is her childhood home; on...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2018, 5:35 pm (UTC)

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Woman Hollering Creek

The legend of La Llorona symbolizes the plight of the bound woman, a theme that is explored in “Woman Hollering Creek” through Cleofilas’s journey to freedom from the confines of an abusive...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2020, 9:35 pm (UTC)

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Woman Hollering Creek

Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros is a short story that follows the journey of a young woman, her underwhelming marriage, and ultimately her decision to leave. Set against the backdrop of...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2017, 9:28 pm (UTC)

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Woman Hollering Creek

There are many different kinds of abuse, including physical, emotional, and verbal. In the fourth paragraph of the story, we find out that Juan Pedro was often gone until late at night. His absence...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2019, 8:38 pm (UTC)

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Woman Hollering Creek

The decisive moment is perhaps when Cleófilas reflects that the love between a woman and her husband can sour, but a woman's love for her child lasts forever. It's conceivable, in the context of...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2020, 9:27 pm (UTC)

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Woman Hollering Creek

The arroyo is a manifestation, in Cleofilas's life, of the la llorona story of a woman who has killed her children and whose weeping, in Mexican folklore, is said to be heard coming from the creek...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2019, 8:28 am (UTC)

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Woman Hollering Creek

A key idea in this story is the disconnect between many women's expectations of relationships and romantic love and the reality of such relationships, especially among working-class people....

Latest answer posted February 27, 2019, 7:38 pm (UTC)

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Woman Hollering Creek

The title is an allusion to an old Mexican folk tale and foreshadows the journey of the main character in the story, Cleofilas. Cleofilas leaves her family in Mexico and moves across the border to...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2008, 12:18 pm (UTC)

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Woman Hollering Creek

The short story, “Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros derives its name from the creek that runs through the town that the main character, Cleofilas, moves to as a newlywed. Just as she is...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2015, 6:32 pm (UTC)

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Woman Hollering Creek

One essay you could write about Sandra Cisneros' short story "Woman Hollering Creek" would be to argue that the creek can represent either women's disempowerment or women's empowerment. I will walk...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2016, 5:11 pm (UTC)

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Woman Hollering Creek

Although no specific date is given, it is clear that this story occurs in modern times, and probably the latter half of the 20th century because of the various references to technology and cars...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2012, 2:09 pm (UTC)

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Woman Hollering Creek

Cisneros writes about Cleofilas who is trapped in her traditional role as a woman that is assigned to her by her Mexican culture. She struggles to find the power within her by leaving her husband....

Latest answer posted June 20, 2007, 6:12 am (UTC)

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Woman Hollering Creek

Although Sandra Cisneros was born in the United States, both her parents were from Mexico, and like the story’s main character, Cleofilas, Cisneros was the only daughter in a family of seven....

Latest answer posted April 1, 2020, 8:34 pm (UTC)

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Woman Hollering Creek

There are a few important women in this story. Of course Cleofilas, the main character, shows the sad reality that life for many women includes this kind of abuse. "Woman Hollering Creek" shows the...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2018, 5:42 pm (UTC)

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Woman Hollering Creek

To analyze Sandra Cisneros's story "Woman Hollering Creek" through the lens of cultural perspectives, you will want to explore the culture Cleófilas leaves and the one she gets caught up in. You...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2021, 6:45 pm (UTC)

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Woman Hollering Creek

Juan Pedrito is, indeed, the baby son of main character Cleofilas Enriqueta De Leon Fernandez and her husband Juan Pedro Martinez Sanchez in Sandra Cisneros's short story about domestic abuse and...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2013, 2:25 pm (UTC)

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Woman Hollering Creek

The most obvious contrast in these three selections is the format. "Christmas, 1970" is a free-verse poem, "Uncle Rock" is a short story in prose form, and "We Real Cool" is a short but structured...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2016, 1:05 pm (UTC)

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Woman Hollering Creek

Sandra Cisneros’ “Woman Holler Creek” centers on Cleófilas, a young mother suffering in an isolated household from living with her abusive, abrasive husband. Cleófilas at one point had romantic...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2016, 12:17 am (UTC)

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Woman Hollering Creek

In Women Hollering Creek, Sandra Cisneros presents the reader with portraits of women in three different stages of life: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. One of the most poignant images of a...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2021, 6:32 pm (UTC)

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