Women Hollering Creek

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This wonderfully written story by Sandra Cisneros details the life of Cleófilas, the main character. Cleófilas deals with several problems during her childhood and continuing on into her marriage. The story never describes any significant relationship with her mother and the negative effects of this can be clearly seen throughout Cisnerosí piece of work. Cleófilas instead turns to the television, particularly the telenovelas, for a female role model in her life. After …

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…about all the bad rumors that would spread if she left her husband publicly. If Cleófilas grew up with a strong female role model in her life, she probably would not have stayed with her husband as long as she did. From the beginning, Cleófilas could have seen the trouble signs and left the situation. The telenovelas only represented a fantasy world and those type stories did not exists in the real world.