Only Daughter By Sandra Cisneros Summary

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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 …show more content…
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 Latina world and with this article we can see how females are treated within their family. Within the Latina family boys are treated differently from girls. Girls are expected to grow up and find a husband and if they do not accomplish this task then they are a disappointment to the family. As we see in the passage how Cisneros’s dad was disappointed when she left college without a …show more content…
Gender inequality has been about for years, and there are still people that believe that there is no such thing as gender inequality. There are also people that endorse gender inequality. Cisneros and Groover essays did not bring light to the topic cause we all knew that gender inequality is a problem, but It do serves as a motivation for those females that are going through similar situations. Cisneros essay only talks about gender inequality within her family but with Groover’s article we can see where gender inequality extends beyond families and into the communities and churches. Cisneros used all those negative situations to her advantage she could be a better person. Also the females in Groover’s article refuses to be brought down because of their genders. Females that read these essays will see that they can overcome gender inequality, they can be whatever they want to

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