No Daughter By Sandra Cisneros Essays

853 Words Oct 14th, 2016 4 Pages
The essay “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros was taken from the book “Latina Women’s voice from the Borderland”. Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954. Born to a Mexican father and a Chicano mother. During her childhood, she moved frequently and she also visited her paternal grandmother in Mexico a lot. Cisneros novel "The House on Mango Street," about a young Latina woman coming of age in Chicago has sold more than two million copies she also won two fellowships from the National Endowment for the arts. In the article Cisneros describes her life growing up as the only daughter in a Mexican family. She also describes her dad’s expectations for her and how it affected her entire life. The expectations of Sandra’s dad in the article prove Gender inequality in the Latina world.
In the essay Cisneros states that “After four years in college and two more in graduate school, and still no husband, my father shakes his head even now and says I wasted all that education” (Cisneros). From this sentence, it proves that her dad was disappointed. College is describe as an educational institution where people normally go to get higher education. At the end of the journey that person normally gets congratulated, but Cisneros did not get her congratulation from her dad. In fact, she got a disappointment look from her dad because in his eyes Cisneros did nothing good. In his eyes Cisneros’s purpose of going through college was to get a husband. Gender inequality is a problem in the…

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