28 February 2014
Has someone ever had high expectations for you, but you do not know how to meet those expectations? Throughout one’s life people will expect things that one as a person never even thought was possible. “Straw into Gold” by Sandra Cisneros introduces the idea that if you can imagine it you can become it which means, if you believe you can achieve the impossible.
As we grow up others will expect more from one, sometimes even expect one to be someone we are not. People will jump to conclusions about who you are just by how you look, or how you talk maybe even how you walk when they do not even know you. “I guess they assumed I knew how to cook Mexican food because I am Mexican. They wanted specifically tortillas though I’d never made a tortilla in my life. It’s true I had witnessed my mother rolling the little armies of dough...” (105). This explains that because she was of a Latin ethnicity she knew how to make Mexican food, which proves that people will jump to conclusions about who you are but not even knowing your story. Assuming that Cisneros was Mexican one thought automatically she knew about Latin Culture but in reality she had never made a tortilla in her life. Additionally, trying to meet the expectations of others is hard to do especially when they have low expectations for one. “What would my teachers say if they knew I was a writer now? Who would’ve guessed it? I wasn’t a very bright a student” (107). Although her teachers had low expectations for Cisneros because of her bad grades they would have not guessed she would turn out to be a successful writer. This helps explain the idea that even though others have low expectations for you as long as you believe you can do it you can accomplish anything you set your mind to do .Lastly, throughout one’s life Great expectations to do something or be someone will follow you until your last day. “I had the same sick...