The teacher is impatient, uncaring, and unthoughtful. Price, maintaining a belief that had she been older, she would have been better prepared to challenge authority. Although the book has recurring themes such as, Chicana feminism, Cisneros uses her power of observation so her stories and narrative are not overwhelmed by these themes. She is at school and her teacher is wondering who left their sweater in the classroom for this long. Of course, if you've ever waited an entire day for cake, you know this won't be easy. Her mother is overworked and busy with many children while her father is rarely around. Before reading this story, I would organize a whole-class discussion around the idea of whether or not our perspectives change as we get older, and have students create a list of elements of our lives in which our perspectives could change for example: how we feel about our parents, our siblings, school, etc.
The main character Rachel, was turning from ten to eleven. Throughout their marriage, Juan Pedro is unfaithful, abusive and often leaves her in isolation. I think that the author really understands unfairness. She cries those body-shaking, head-hurting sobs we all remember from when we were eleven. Ixchel being a foolish girl, ignorantly gives herself to one of her customers, a captivating, yet dangerous 37-year-old man. Soon after, the man loses his affection for his wife. She wishes she were 102.
After moving across the border to Seguín, Texas, her hopes of having a happy marriage, like the characters she watches in the telenovelas, are dashed. Simple: A publisher in Boston asked her to write one. Finally, this story have a special way to organize the text. Price is too proud to apologize to Rachel for her mistake, further demonizing her character. I recommend it because this book have very interesting things about age changing. She becomes depressed and sits beside the water with her new baby, contemplating how a woman could be driven crazy. In the end, she speaks about Zapata's assassination, revealing his failure to the revolution and Inés makes it evident that essentially, Zapata, her unfaithful lover, has failed her and this protagonist is left clinging to dreams that can no longer exist.
Rachel, powerless against her teacher's claim, attempted to physically distance herself from the sweater, scooting it over to the very corner of her desk. Like in pg 203 were she cried in front of every one like the feeling you have. Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award and the American Book Award, and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation. The topics of the stories range from the confusions of a bicultural and bilingual childhood to the struggles of a dark-skinned woman to recognize her own beauty in the land of Barbie dolls and blond beauty queens. For a eleven years old girl, she suppose to express her opinion bravely, but she was too shy to say a word, it make her feel like a four year girl; however I really recommend you read this book because there are a lot of interesting thing you can learn from this book.
Our child is born healthy! If you can't understand why the main character is crying, then lucky you; you have never felt like she did. I identify with this story a lot. She even uses her ruler because she doesn't want to touch the thing. Boy, does that sound familiar to any of you Shmoopers or what? My Lucy friend who smells like corn, Eleven, Mexican Movies, Barbie Q and Mericans are just of few of Sandra stories in which she merges both the American and Mexican culture. Cisneros uses these techniques to help the reader better identify with the main character and, thus, understand the story more clearly.
It's not much because this short story is only four pages twenty-two paragraphs long. This example proved my point because she do not feel like eleven, she mi I recommend this book book for all the readers that like short stories. Rachel has noticed that her mother cries and gently reminds readers that it's okay for adults to cry. She hates it when she turns to a new age because she never feels like she was in her new age when it occurred. Cisneros introduces readers to our young narrator through the girl's thoughtful contemplation of aging and birthdays.
When she takes it of her teacher acts as if nothing really happened. However, in more childish form, Rachel tells her disgust of what sounds like a simple sweater; but to Rachel, it is ugly. This woman is illiterate and cannot make a living without ironing clothes. On her eleventh birthday, Rachel observes that when you're eleven, you're also ten, and nine, and eight, and seven, and six, and five, and four, and three, and two, and one. According to our narrator, the sweater is ugly, which is probably why nobody would claim it. Overall, she uses many elements of voice to depict the message of this story.
Sylvia and Phyllis are Rachel's classmates. This short story brings up perspective because it is told from the point of view of a girl who has just turned eleven but also feels as if she is experiencing life at every other age before 11. This short story was a powerful read in my point of view, and I absolutely loved it. In the short story Eleven, tells us that one's actions does not have to be controlled by their physical ages. Instead, you incorporate ten-year-old you into who you are and who you will become.
In the short story Sylvia is the bully. The speaker of this literary work, Rachel, embodies this frustrating process of growing up. Similarly, no one listens to Rachel when she claims it is not hers. Not even being allowed to explain. Or that one time at band camp.