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Sandra Cisneros

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brittan keck

on 25 May 2011

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Transcript of Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros The term Chicana “[was] originally used by Americans in reference to U.S. citizens of Mexican descent” (Romero). Cisneros’ writing defines Chicana literature using common Spanish language intergrated into her texts. The reoccurring theme in her literature relates to the complications of love and its effects on her culture. Recommendation "Sandra Cisneros is one of the most brillant of today's young writers. Her work is sensitive, alert, nuanceful...rich with music and picture." --Gwendolyn Books

"Cisneros draws on her rich [Latino] heritage...and seduces with precise, spare prose, creat[ing] unforgettable characters we want to lift off the page. She is not only a gifted writer, but an absolutely essential one." --Bebe Moore Campbell, The New York Times Book Review Sandra Cisneros is one of the only Mexican-American authors to become well known for her stories. Being famous changed her life in many ways. Cisneros was raised in a less than fortunate family and now she is one of the most famous Mexican-American writers in history. Cisneros' writing allowed other cultures insight into mexican principles and their heritage as well as her attempt to inspire positive change. Cultural Appreciation "One Holy Night" vs. "Barbie-Q" Application ONE HOLY NIGHT BARBIE-Q hidden meanings children
discriptive materialistic items
theme of love popularity
imagry poor Global: GEORGE (JORGE) MARISCAL -
Professor of Spanish and Chicano Literature worte about the American Civil War and the Vietnam Local: Chicano/a Student Academic Services (CSAS) is here to assist you throughout your undergraduate career at UW-Madison. at UW-Madison they have a program to help chicano students out with school work Personal: George Lopez "Marvelous...spare yet luminous. The subtle power of Cisneros's storytelling is evident. She communicates all the rapture and rage of growing up in a modern world." --San Francisco Cronicle

"A deeply moving novel...delightful and poignant.... Like the best of poetry, it opens the windows of the heart without a wasted word." --Miami Herald -- Review All of Cisneros' different stories relate to the theme of love. "Barbie-Q", "My Tocya", "Never Marry a Mexican", and "Eleven", all have reoccurring themes of complications of love. Never Marry a Mexican has many themes expressed throughout the reading, the most notable theme would be complications of love, Cisneros shows the theme by many Spanish words which help enhance the theme. The story, "Barbie-Q's" theme is mainly expressed through imagery. The theme was you do not need materialistic items to fit in at school, this relates to the main theme in Cisneros writing, complications of love, because all the girl want to do is be loved and enjoyed by her fellow classmates. Eleven was a story about a girl on her eleventh birthday and how people where not treating her right. The only thing she wanted was to have love on her 11th birthday but everyone was mean to her. My Tocya is a short story about a little girl that wants to become famous; however, she is a Mexican-American, which makes it harder to become famous in America. This illustrates the reoccurring theme because it shows her complications of following her dream to become famous. shown by..... "Having married a Mexican man at seventeen. Having had to putup with all the grief a Mexican family can put on a girl because she was from el otro lado...." “[her] Barbie’s smell like smoke when you hold them up to your nose,” “an ugly sweater with red plastic buttons and a collar and sleeves all stretched out like you could use it as a jump rope” “My Tocaya, five feet, 115 pounds, and thirteen years old.” shown in the news paper I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to learn about Cisneros' writing and her culture Mostly young teenagers or older THE END similarities
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