Essay on Woman Hollering Creek By Sandra Cisnero

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Women writers have become successful with their works by going beyond social norm standards. They have been critiqued because of their gender roles and are expected to not disobey a man, yet they have proven to not let that be a barrier towards their goals and success. Both Sandra Cisneros and Helena Maria Viramontes use various narrative strategies like the Control and Exercise of Chicana Sexuality, Bildungsroman Novel, and the Reinterpretation of Myths to break with traditional stereotypes of women as passive and subservient to men.
In “Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisnero, Cisneros writes about Cleofilas, a woman who is trapped in the stereotypical assigned gender role by being a submissive wife and mother. In Cisneros’s novel she uses various narrative strategies throughout the novel to support her own cultural critique of society’s expectations of women being submissive. Before she actually got marry, she believed that her future marriage was going to be like in the novelas. Cisneros notes, “Cleofilas though her life would have to be like that, like a telenovela, only now the episodes got sadder and sadder” (Latino Reader 465). However, when she actually gets marry to Juan Pedro she lives a boring, lonely, and desperate life. The man she married turned out to be an abusive husband with no job, or care, and cannot run away from him because she is isolated from her family. However, towards the end of the novel we see that Cleofila’s comes to self realization about…

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