Sandra Cisneros is a famous poet from the late twentieth century. Most of her work is popular due to her profound thinking. Her work was very unique and incorporated an extraordinary type of dreamy abstraction. Most observers of her work can agree on this. My Wicked Ways, proved her talent to be “extremely electrifying”, according to the The New York Times Book Review. A poem written almost 3 decades ago, can be assumed to symbolize the childhood of the speaker. My Wicked Ways radiates an unsatisfied tone from the speaker, has a unique rhythm and meter of poem, and attributes different sound and consonants to help the poem flow better.
“I could’ve been somebody, you know? My mother says and sighs. She has lived in this city her whole life. She can speak two languages. She can sing an opera. She knows how to fix a T.V.” (Cisneros). In the vignette, “A Smart Cookie” by Sandra Cisneros, it states how the mother of a girl named Esperanza regrets not going to school and not becoming the person she wanted to be. Esperanza’s mother complains about not having done something with her life. The mother seemed disgusted with her younger self and told Esperanza not to be like her.
The speaker in this poem uses diction, specifically colors, to create a warm tone that is associated with aspects of her childhood in order to shape the image of her identity. Phrases like “the yellow brown of Mama’s cheeks,” “burnt umber pride,” and “ochre gentleness” employ unconventional adjectives
Sandra Cisneros is a writer who spoke through her poetry and short stories. Cisneros faced adversity because she was female writer who was not afraid to write how she felt. As Rivera explains, “The predominant image of docile, submissive, nurturing, and effacing women who relegate their own needs and personal desires to tend to needs of others, particularly the men and children in their families, gives way to literary representations of assertive, self-supporting, tenacious, and strong- willed women who assume control of their lives and circumstances.” Cisneros reminded people throughout her writing the women face challenges, but can overcome obstacles because they are strong and determined. In the stories “Barbie-Q” and “His story” Cisneros shows the true aspect of female characters and how they overcome adversity and challenges.
In Sandra Cisneros’ “The House on Mango Street,” the chapter, The Monkey Garden, describes Esperanza playing in the garden with Sally and a few of the boys when things take a turn Esperanza is uncomfortable with. At times, Esperanza is naïve and inexperienced, but other times, she exudes an awareness of someone much older. This awareness comes to light multiple times throughout the novel and Sally is often a catalyst of this awareness – this chapter is no exception. The Monkey Garden showcases the dichotomy that lies within Esperanza; the dichotomy of being both innocent and intuitive, both aware and naïve.
Cisneros displays the mistreatment of women in the hispanic culture through the women in Esperanza’s life. Esperanza finds her first example of the poor treatment of women within her own family. Esperanza’s great-grandmother was forced into marriage with Esperanza’s great-grandfather. Esperanza describes her great-grandmother as “a wild horse of a woman, so wild she wouldn’t
Thomas Jefferson once said,“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” This quote can be taken much deeper, with the understanding that the past is just that, history. Of course history still affects the future today, but people focus more on moving forward rather than dwelling on the past. In Sandra Cisneros’ “The House on Mango Street” the author illustrates the idea, using her family members’ past, other residents of Mango Street, and Esperanza discovering who she is, that while the past can make up parts of a person, it does not have to be their whole identity. Instead it can be a way in which the person can develop in the future.
Literature is frequently comprehended by most people as a mass of writings. In particular, it refers to those reckoned to have the aptitude of being inventive and rational, or which deploy languages which departed from the common usage. Global literature, on the other hand, has two different definitions where the first one explains it as the summation of all literatures of the world, including personal and nationalized work. The second definition is, global literature consists of the world’s classics, or the most sought after works that are read across time, ethnic and language borders in which they were produced and become the intercontinental patrimony of civilization. (Gafrik, 2009, p. 28) Global literature penetrates deep into cultural
In almost each of her poem Cisneros shows her energetic, crazy personality. One main topic her poems and personality brings light to the topic “Feminism.” For many years, women have been working hard in order to gain equality with man. Through her poems Cisneros 's has put a light to the things that women fear of saying based on the world 's ideology of a woman. She shows that women aren 't just emotional creatures and can be as wild and sexual as a man.
In the novel “ The House On Mango Street” , by Sandra Cisneros, the main character Esperanza views herself negatively regarding her place in the community, but slowly transitions into accepting who she is and where she comes from through life's experience. As Esperanza grows she learns the importance of where she at can help her find herself. Mango Street turns out to mean a lot to Esperanza and she wants to leave but she knows will be back, because Mango Street is where her home is ( Cisneros 3-110 ).
Love and respect are a couple of the few things that will last forever, but they are not always shown. In the Russian folk tale retold by Leo Tolstoy, “The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson” and “Abuelito Who”, an informal yet intimate poem by Sandra Cisnero, the universal theme is “love and respect your elders”. A universal theme is “a message about life or human nature that is so fundamental to human existence that is true for all people of all time periods and cultures.” (Sato, 76) These themes aren’t restricted to just one particular place or time, but reappear over and over again, all over the place. “Themes in literature tend to recur because human beings are more similar than different, no matter what the culture.” (Sato, 77)
At the same time, by comparing herself to Dolores Del Rio, the author expresses that the nameless lover has the power to evoke the beautiful/elegant actress that is hidden inside of her. As well as being able to evoke “the Mexican spitfire,” this describes her as a temperamental woman. Cisneros speaks with such a proud tone of being Mexican, which places the expression of love in her culture in a pedestal. When stating “the eagle and serpent in me,” is the representation of the symbols in the Mexican flag, which speaks for Cisneros’s patriotism. In the same manner, “the mariachi trumpets” and the expression “berrinchuda, bien-cabrona,” as to say “being bad-tempered,” the author expresses the importance of the traditional music in her life, as well as accepting her flaws with her temper.
Both "In Response to Executive Order 9066" and "Mericans" portray American identity as something that cannot be defined by nationality. "In Response to Executive Order 9066" is a poem written by Japanese-American Dwight Okita set during World War II shortly after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Hearbor." 'Mercians" is a short story written by Sandra Cisneros.
In Ray Bradbury’s, Something Wicked This Way Comes, the book focuses on many different topics. Good v Evil, Fear, ect. Jim Nightshade and Will Halloway go on a dark and twisted adventure to stop the evil carnival. They grow up, faster than you can say wicked. The author uses the innocence of thirteen year old boys to teach the lesson of inner vs. outer beauty with, expectations, reality, and truth.