Sandra Cisneros

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  • Gender Roles In Moths By Sandra Cisneros And Helena Maria Viramontes

    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…

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  • Beauty In Esperanza's The House On Mango Street

    Within the novella, Sandra Cisneros develops the motif of growing up to display…

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  • Across A Hundred Mountains

    (a) Across a Hundred Mountains (2006) a fictional novel that employs two different perspectives on the main character Juana, that travels across Mexico and the U.S to find her father. b. (b) The Distance Between Us: A Memoir (2013) a memoir that narrates the experiences of Grande growing up in Iguala, Guerrero and later in Los Angeles fist as an undocumented immigrant and later as a legal resident. In addition to my primary texts, I will use interviews and podcasts of Sandra Cisneros and Reyna…

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  • Sandra Cisneros

    In 1996, Sandra Cisneros bought a house in the historic King William neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas. She made improvements to her home and painted it purple to reflect her Tejano heritage. However, her neighbors felt that the purple did not abide by the housing regulations of the neighborhood and petitioned the local commission to force Cisneros to change the color. I believe Sandra Cisneros should/shouldn’t be able to keep her house purple. In her personal essay, Cisneros asserts that her…

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  • The House On Mango Street Analysis

    born with a desire for a sense of belonging. Whether it is at their jobs, schools, or amongst their friends, people will always search for acceptance. The House on Mango Street, a novel beautifully crafted by author Sandra Cisneros depicts a young Latino girl's prolonged search for an identity. Cisneros portrays the young girl's evolution throughout the book by using ethnic and thematic elements. Through many hardships and life-changing experiences, Esperanza slowly blossoms from an innocent…

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  • Reyna Grande Identity

    Sandra Cisneros and Reyna Grande through their subjective narratives emphasize the important contributions that migration played about their family relations and the development of their personal identity. Both authors touch upon similar themes relating to transnationalism and liminal identities, however they greatly differentiate when discussing the factor of citizenship and mobility. Cisneros is born in the U.S. while Reyna Grande is born in Mexico and later migrates to the U.S. as an…

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  • House On Mango Street Cisneros

    In many stories, a character’s identity is influenced and shaped by the world around them to develop who they are. In the fictional narrative, The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, readers sink into the depths of a significant period in a character’s life when she explores the real world and uncover its secrets. Esperanza has finally moved to a house on Mango Street, however, as she interacts with the people and things in her surroundings, she discovers that there are many hardships…

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  • Universal Themes

    As stated in “Universal Theme” by Doris Sato (lines 1-3 and 5-6), “No matter what we look like or where we come from, we are all made of the same stuff- we all have hearts and minds, feelings and thoughts. We all have hopes and fears, worries and dreams. We all experience both sorrows and joys….Writers translate these shared experiences into works of art that express universal themes.” In the Russian folktale, “The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson” retold by Leo Tolstoy in the 1800s, an…

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  • Symbolism In The House On Mango Street

    The House on Mango Street is a series of vignettes by Sandra Cisneros that records stories of Esperanza’s life on Mango Street in a chronological order. As she experiences things on Mango Street and matures emotionally and sexually, the vignettes transitioned from innocent childlike observations of the world to sharper reasoning of the cultural and social changes that’s happening in the Mango Street community. Sexuality and freedom are prominent themes throughout the novel. Withe use of symbols…

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  • Analysis Of Barbie Doll By Marge Piercy

    In Marge Piercy’s narrative poem, “Barbie Doll”, the story of a young girl is told from the viewpoint of an outside speaker watching her grow up around the norms of society and ultimately ends her life because of it. Throughout each stanza, a new important piece of information is expressed to the readers to contribute to both the theme and tone of the poem. Piercy is able to cultivate the idea that inward beauty is not valued in today’s society, and that artificial perfection can only be…

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