Expectations under Magnifying Glass

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Comparing and contrasting of two characters, which can be two writers, actors,

politicians, teachers, or businessmen, is probably essential to understand the differences

and similarities of the two characters. For example, comparing the two characters, which

are Rueben Navarrette, Jr and Sandra Cisneros in their written stories of "Vindication 

and "Only Daughter , teach us what kind of expectations they experienced as writers.

These expectations cab be some different aspects, such as family, society, and self

expectations. Navarrette was born May 11, 1967, in the part of the San Joaquin Valley.

He is described as a columnist and editorial board member of the Dallas Morning News.

He is a Mexican American who graduated from Harvard University in1990. The other

writer, Cisneros was born in 1954 of a Mexican American mother and a Mexican father.

She is the only daughter in her family with her six brothers. Her famous works are the

novel House on The Mango Street and the short story Woman Hollering C reek which

were published orderly in 1983 and 1991.

Parental expectations is the first discussion element of these two characters. In

the Cisneros's family, her father is the main factor of the expectation in the "Only

Daughter . As an example, her father expects she finds husband in college and after she

can not find husband after the graduate school, her father believes all the education she

achieved is a waste of time. In addition, the father wants her to make some copies of her

story for her relatives. On the other hand, the family of Navarrette is serious about his

education to be a lawyer even though his son would regret because he wants to be a

writer. At the end, after being successful as a writer, his father is proud of h

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