In Sandra Cisneros' short story, "Eleven," Cisneros introduce Rachel as an awkward, insecure, and frustrated girl o n the first day of her eleventh year. As she awakens on her birthday, Rachel becomes overwhelmed by the expectations of her age. Although Rachel is now a year older, she expects to feel like an adult and suddenly become more mature. Rachel, however remains a shy and introverted young girl, similar to the way she has felt for years of her life. Through the use of repetition, similes and a childlike tone, Cisneros defines Rachel's complex ideas through child-like language.
The Garden of Diversity: How “The Flowers” helped me understand my own experience. The words immortalized in Alice Walker’s short story “The Flowers” resonated with me in a profound manner. Myop’s adventure from the property that her family shares to the woods is one that she has embarked upon many times before. This time even though she doesn’t realize it, everything will be different. Walker’s character may not understand the consequences that come with the encounter with the lynched black man, the thought that crosses my mind while reading this is that although she has no idea of what awaits her in the future, of the cruelty and injustice that unfortunately runs rampant in today’s society, she can still find a place to be proud and hopeful of who she is.
One major theme in Sandra Cisneros's short story “Eleven” is the coming of age. Cisneros opens the short story with our narrator's observations on aging. Rachel has already noticed that birthdays are symbolic, but do not literally represent emotional evolution. Rachel has noticed that her mother cries and gently reminds readers that it's okay for adults to cry. She reminds the readers that no matter the age all human beings can feel vulnerability and pain.
There is a eleven year old girl who can 't handle little things. This book is called “Eleven”, by Sandra Cisneros. The story is about a little girl who just turned eleven and goes to school and has the worst day of her life because of a red sweater. Rachel shows multiple years of age throughout the short story through her reactions. For example she cried because she had to put on a red sweater.
The story "Eleven" by Sandra Cineros is written in the first person point if view. It‘s very important that Sandra Cineros wrote this story in the first point of view, because if she wrote the story in a different point of view you won‘t really feel what she‘s she‘s felling and you won‘t hear what really going on in her brain and how she felt about this situation. Her thought‘s were actually helping express the theme of this story and if we can‘t hear her though‘s then the theme of the story wouldn‘t be as clear.
In the novel "In the time of the butterflies" the Mirabel sisters are sisters who live in the Dominican Republic under the dictator Rafel Trujillo. Everyone pretends to agree with his decisions and go along with the flow except the Mirabel sisters. They are strong courageous butterflies who sometimes face cowardice.
Being the keeper of a secret is an important job for humans. Secrets, while they can be destructive, are also a blessing. Someone who is trusted with a secret suddenly feels a sense of responsibility and importance. In the “A White Heron” by Sarah Orne Jewett, the little girl named Sylvia discovers a beautiful white heron in the woods. The story, which is told from a third person omniscient point of view, provides an intimate reading experience that puts the reader into the story with Sylvia.
And the Summer was Over Summer is a universal symbol with as positive connotation filled with happiness and warm, long nights. When the temperature drops and jackets get pulled from the back of your closet, winter is approaching. Winter can be a time of snow mans and hot chocolate or a period of sadness, mystery, guilt, and regret. Alice Walker’s last sentence of her beautiful story, “The Flowers,” states, “And the summer was over,” which is a symbolic explanation that after every happy moment of euphoria comes a time of sadness and sorrow.
Transitional states of maturity can be challenged or championed by unexpected discoveries which can be confronting or provocative. This is explored through Alice Walker’s 1973 prose fiction, “The Flowers”, as the protagonist’s view on the world is transformed due to the personal zemblanic discovery made. The short story explores the themes of loss of innocence and death in order to address cultural indifference and the prejudice experienced by certain groups within society, which in turn causes individuals to be effected negatively. Walker hopes to evoke sense of political and social reflection in her audience, hoping that intimate discoveries of past inequity by her readers will ensure cultural equity maintains future momentum.
Butterflies and moths can be interpreted as a lot more than beautiful, flying insects. In O Pioneers these insects are mostly shown as being white in color, this color can be understood in many different ways. Willa Cather uses moths and butterflies many times throughout her novel. There are several legends and beliefs that show how the butterfly is a spiritual being, that represents humans. She uses them as a way to compare the characters to the insects.
In Eleven Sandra tells us about Rachel‘s eleventh birthday. The day did not go well. She was put in situations that kept causing all of her other ages to return to her. Sandra Cisneros uses repetition, imagery, and Diction to describe who Rachel is. By doing this readers discover a lot about Rachel’s characteristics.
In her story, “Eleven”, Sandra Cisneros tells a story about a little girl named Rachel and the different type of emotions she s feeling on her 11th birthday. Cisneros purpose is to reveal the fact that young adults want to speak up but are afraid to and don't have the authority as adults do. Cisneros builds Rachel's character for the readers through several literary techniques: smilie, juxtaposition, and her actions. Cisneros uses several similes in order to show the audience how she feels about getting older.