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Barbie-Q

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Transcript of Barbie-Q

Barbie-Q
by: Sandra Cisneros

Plot
Foreshadowing
her future craving for material goods and the need to fix her perceived flaws.
Characterization
Point of View
The story is told mainly in 1st person, but also uses a collective "we."
Setting
Author
Style
Theme
Symbolism
Bilingualism, as seen in 'Woman Hollering Creek', using two languages to get a better rhythm and better conveys the meaning.

Talks about the various Barbie doll outfits the narrator and another girl own.
The girls want more clothes for their Barbie dolls.
Toy warehouse burned down, fire sale on Maxwell Street.
THE STORY OF BARBIE-Q

Flea Market ---> Maxwell St.
Critical Views of "Barbie-Q"
Feminist criticism examines the social, economic, and cultural aspects of works, but with a main focus on women.
Feminist
Marxist
Use of the reflection of dominant societies control and exploit the lower classes.
writes the way a child young little girl
would talk.. example: please, please, please, please...
Main theme: Be accepting of yourself,
Sub-theme: Want what you have rather than get what you want.



Through personification the Barbie industry is a Microcosm of a capitalist economy, creating needs that can never be fully satisfied.
Narrated by the girl with the "bubble hair" barbie
- Young girl - Humble
- Talkative - Dreamer
- Thoughtful - Visionary
- smart and just
Barbie
symbolizes
the cultural
norm for
the
"perfect
women" 
Rising action:
We begin to get a sense of
what the narrator desires.
Climax: The fire at the toy warehouse.
Open Denouement: The stories denouement hinted at how the girls lives might unfold, though it is left open to interpretation.
Conflict
A certain competitive edge concerning her friend.
Sandra Cisneros
born december 20th 1954
Chicago, Illinois
Mexican-American parentage.
only daughter in a family of six brothers
Started by publishing poetry

Falling action:
the narrator's change of attitude towards her situation

Poster
Let`s Play ...
Poverty
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