An Analysis Of Sandra Cisneros ' Woman Hollering Creek, And Kate Chopin 's The Story Of An Hour

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Most individuals enter a marriage with certain expectations; they expect to be loved, cared for, cherished and above all, respected. However, this is not always the case. Marriage can quickly transform from a wonderful holy union to a dangerous and oppressive force. In Sandra Cisneros’ “Women Hollering Creek,” and Kate Chopin’s “The Story Of An Hour,” we are told the story of two women whose expectations of marriage failed in comparison to their reality, as well as how drastically this influenced their mental stability and actions during and after their marriage. The stories express how all marriages, even the kindest unions, may be inherently oppressive. Sandra Cisneros’ “Women Hollering Creek,” describes the life of Cleofilas, a Mexican wife. Growing up with her father and her six brothers, Cleofilas has no mother figure or female friend to tell her about married life and is forced to gain knowledge about her womanly attributes and marriage by watching telenovelas, T.V shows that promoted a woman’s fantasy of a romantic and passionate love life. This leaves Cleófilas with a deep desire for “passion”, pining to find "the great love of one 's life” and “to do whatever one can do, at whatever cost to find that love”(pg 2). She even begins to admire the soap opera stars that love their men above all else. For them, love is the most important thing, even if it involves suffering. In fact, the suffering is somehow "sweet," because it proves the depth of one 's passion (2).…

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