Short Summary Of Eleven By Sandra Cisneros

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In the short story, “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros, the narrator struggles with herself and her age. The girl, Rachel, knows the kind of person she wants to be when she grows up through the choices she makes and their outcomes, which overall gives readers a better understanding of the good and bad about choice making.
Choices are hard for an eleven-year-old; at least for Rachel. She’s indecisive to the public eye but knows exactly what she wants to say deep down. She’s an introvert which is ok, but not in her perspective. From the minute she woke up, she knew she didn’t want to be this age and that trouble would come. She wasn’t the most mature in her grade as she had a more creative way of thinking about ages. That’s why when it came to the gross, ugly, dirty sweater the teacher had found, Rachel could not resist arguing the teacher that it
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She was feeling like a younger person. Rachel stated, “When you wake up on your eleventh birthday you expect to feel eleven, but you don’t… You don’t feel like you’re eleven at all. You feel like you’re still ten. And you are-- underneath the year that makes you eleven “ (1). She explained how you are all of your years and you can feel them at different times. She felt younger than her eleven self when the jacket was laid beside her. In the inside, a 103 woman was trying to get out and say the words she couldn’t but it didn’t work like that. She would need to wait 92 years for that to occur. Although her birthday wasn’t the most exciting, we learned a lot about the big effects of choices and consequences. When it came to standing up to people, Rachel wasn’t the most confident. The teacher tried persuading her: “I remember you wearing it once. Because she’s older and the teacher, she’s right and I’m not” (2). You don’t always feel like you can do what you want to do because someone else is more superior to you. But if you don’t
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