Woman Hollering Creek

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In Woman Hollering Creek, by Sandra Cisneros, she explores the world through a young Mexican woman's eyes, which is battling everything from love, passion, to pain and in the end, freedom. Cleofilas Enriqueta DeLeon Hernandez believed that she would live happily ever after when her father consented to her marriage to Juan Pedro. Her new life, which was supposed to have been full of the passion she had seen on television soap operas, turned sour quickly after much neglect and abuse.

Throughout the story I think that part of Cleofilas' problem was that she was mainly a product of her background and traditions. I say this because in my eyes Cleofilas only dreamed of "passion in its purest crystalline essence. The kind the books and songs and telenovelas describe when one finds, finally, the great love of one's life, and does whatever

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