Analysis Of Only Daughter By Sandra Cisneros

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In “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros, she describes a series of events throughout her life that all relate to her relationship with her father. Cisneros begins her story by talking about how she was seen as “only a daughter”. She then transitions to talking about her education and her father’s opinion on what it is for and worth. Cisneros then ends it with a conclusion between her and her father which involved one of her stories. Throughout the story, Cisneros talks about what she believed her father thought about her and her career choices, and they turn out to be a bit different than what she thought. In “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros, she learns that just because someone doesn’t show appreciation for you or your actions doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate or enjoy them. Throughout “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros, she talks about how people saw her as “only a daughter” during a lot of her life. Cisneros first brings up how she felt being seen as only a daughter when she states,” I was/am the only daughter and only a daughter.” Cisneros really showed her feelings here when she italicized the word only, she feels as if she was/is seen as only societies standard of women, which include cleaning and cooking, and that is not who she wants to be. Cisneros also goes into detail about how her father viewed her when she says,” Being a only daughter for my father meant my destiny would lead me to become someone’s wife.” Cisneros highlights how her father felt about her as a

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