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    “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros is about a daughter who felt ignored by her family. Sandra has six brothers and is a writer. She was always left out when the brothers played and her father would accidently tell people he had all sons. The setting of the story was where ever they were living at the time. The family would live in Chicago but when money ran low they would move to Mexico City and then move to Chicago again. Most of the story takes place in Chicago when she goes home for Christmas. While Sandra was writing this story she had her father in mind. She was trying to impress him. Also, I believe that this story was written for everyone who she felt was like her father. Sandra wrote “My father represents, then, the public…

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    Just a Girl The essay Only Daughter is a about a writer who grew up the only girl of six brothers. This story is based on the author, Sandra Cisneros life growing up. She talks about how isolated she felt being the only girl. Her brothers would only play amongst themselves. This loneliness she encountered did however prepare her for the great writer she would become. The expectations her father had for her were less than the ones he had for her brothers. It made her feel excluded from her…

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    In Sandra Cisneros’s article, Only Daughter, she writes about herself and how her father and society saw women in the 1990s. She begins her writing by mentioning that she had six brothers but even if she had six brothers, she was still lonely since her brothers were embarrassed to play with their sister. So when Cisneros suggested that she would attend college, her father was overjoyed because he thought that this was the perfect time for her to find a husband. But as years go by and finally…

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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…

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    As kids we all want our parents to be proud of who we are and what we become. Everything we do, we try to make them happy because it allows us to feel better about ourselves. After reading “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros, I noticed that in one of the paragraphs Cisneros states that she does all her writing for her dad. In the beginning, I wondered why she stated this. Why not write your stories for yourself; If she enjoys writing so much why does she care so much about what her dad thinks?…

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    In the short story Only Daughter by Sandra Cisneros, Sandra is challenged by being the only daughter in the family of six sons. Her father believes that Sandra should go to school so she can find a good man. While Sandra believes she should go to school to complete her education goal. Because the different beliefs between the two, Sandra 's father fails to acknowledge he has only one daughter and refers to her as a son. Sandra Being referred to as a son puts her in the place where she has to…

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    In the story “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros, she writes about her childhood and the relationship she had with her siblings and her father. Sandra is the only daughter out seven siblings in a traditional Mexican household. Parents, family, friends and heritage influenced Sandra Cisneros to be a successful writer. Sandra Cisneros’ childhood helped her overcome the housewife stereotype and become a successful writer. Sandra Cisneros grew up in Chicago in a family of nine. Out seven siblings,…

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    article “A Homemade Education” discusses his journey through prison and how the experience helped him meet his expectations of himself and of the African American community. He explains his life in prison as a time in which he transitioned himself from uneducated to educated by the use of literature and writing. Sandra Cisnero’s “Only Daughter” reviews the expectations that her father had for her life and how this was something that she always wanted to fulfill and his approval was what she…

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    depending on respective children’s unique qualities such as gender (Marco Del Giudice). In Only Daughter, Sandra Cisneros highlights the challenges associated with growing up as an isolated child in a Mexican-American family. As an only daughter in a family of nine members, the author outlines her struggle to achieve recognition from a father who seemed to value male children at the expense of daughters. The author’s father rarely referred to Sandra Cisneros as her daughter. Instead, he usually…

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    Sandra Cisneros wrote the House on Mango Street. Sandra was born in Chicago on December 20, 1954. She is the third child in a family of seven children and is the only daughter. Her fathers name is Alfredo Cisneros de Moral, and her mothers name is Elvira Cardero Anguiano. Esperanza’s father was originally from Mexico, who was less dominant than the other father figures in the neighborhood. He worked the majority of the time and was rarely home. Esperanza’s mother grew up in the United States.…

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