The only surviving daughter, she considered herself the "odd number in a set of men".
September 14, at 6: She considers herself deserving of the attention of her male superiors despite the widespread sexism that reigns in her community.
In fact she is quite the opposite, enforcing the oppressive powers that restrain her by buckling under their weight.
Nowhere in the memoir does the reader see Cisneros moving from the forces that oppress her as a woman. Instead, Cisneros oppresses herself, made apparent by her clear desperation for the approval of her father—the patriarch.
Instead, Cisneros passively sails through the life she is dealt. In truth, Cisneros never does anything for herself except for choose to study English. Even her decision to major in English seems driven by petty antagonism, a half-hearted rebellion against her non-English speaking father.
The men in her family already think it beneath them to associate with her. Her father does not bother to challenge the semantics of the Spanish language by distinguishing that he actually has only seis hijos and una hija rather than simply siete hijos.
Cisneros could have spoken up when her father wishfully calls her one of his sons. She could have actively found a new, more caring audience to write for and devote herself to. Yet she does nothing to challenge her position, nothing to deserve their respect.
She embodies the passive female archetype she claims to be rebelling against, and for that, Cisneros is a failure.Discover Sandra Cisneros famous and rare quotes.
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Sandra Cisneros, (born December 20, , Chicago, Illinois, U.S.), American short-story writer and poet best known for her groundbreaking evocation of Mexican American life in Chicago.
After graduating from Chicago’s Loyola University (B.A., ), Cisneros attended the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop (M.F.A., ). The real Sandra Cisneros isn’t going to be out dancing on tables; she’s going to be at a table, writing.
Sandra Cisneros, former recipient of a prestigious MacArthur grant, is the author of a number of books, including the novella The House on Mango Street, the short-story collection Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories and the poetry.
It allowed me time to think and think, to imagine, to read, and to prepare myself’ (Only Daughter by Sandra Cisneros). She is an outspoken feminist Cisneros identifies as a feminist and wants other women to draw advice and inspiration from her work.