Women Hollering Creek
Waiting for Freedom
In the story "Woman Hollering Creek" Sandra Cisneros discusses the issues of living life as a married woman through a character named Cleofilas; a character who is married to a man who abuses her physically and mentally .Cisneros reveals the way the culture puts a difference between a male and a female, men above women. Cisneros has been famous about writing stories about the latino culture and how women are treated; she explain what they go through as a child, teen and when they are married; always dominated by men because of how the culture has been adapted. "Woman Hollering Creek" is one of the best examples. A character who grows up without a mother and who has no one to guid and give her advise about life.
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They all serve different purposes. Cisneros uses the characters in the later part of the stories to help Cleofilas understand freedom and what kind of life she had been living ; however, the characters who are closer to Cleofilas are the ones that she had been with all her life, in a sense, stuck with those characters. Through out the plot of the story, Cleofilas starts to realize life isn't exactly like how they view it in the telenovelas, "Cleofilas thought her life would have to be like that, like a telenovela, only now the episodes got sadder and sadder. And then were no commercials in between for comic relief."(Cisneros 52-53) She is disappointed because since she remembers she used to dream about living like the characters on telenovelas and act like them, but now she is proved otherwise, " Cleofilas's new