Woman Hollering Creek
South University Online
There are women all over the country that end up in abusive relationships, and some women never get out alive. A lot of women leave what they think is a boring, but peaceful life for a relationship they see as great to start off with, then the true colors come out and they start missing that boring, but peaceful life while they are in the abusive relationship. That is what happens in the short story “Women Hollering Creek”, a lot of women can relate to this story if not for their own good, then for someone they know and love.
Sandra Cisneros is the author of “Women Hollering Creek” as well and many other short stories and poems. Her gender seemed to have played a major part in this story being as she is of Mexican descent. Just like Flannery O’Conner is an American South writer, Sandra Cisneros is an American Southwest writer. Her cultural history is very clear in her writings. Cisneros brings her background into play in this story, she comes from a Mexican-American family, and knows how it is to grow up the way Cleofilas did. From the story and the background of the author the reader realizes when it said “six fathers” that’s including Cleofilas brothers and her father.
In “Women Hollering Creek” within this text the women seem to have minor roles compared to the main male Juan Pedro. However, this is not true; the women have more of a major role than the males. Cleofilas has a major and minor role, she is the bride, the wife, and the mother but has more respect then Juan does. Cleofilas finds herself unhappily married and is in a world she wouldn’t have chosen or had a choice in making. There is one other woman who have a major role in the story but she doesn’t come in until the end and it’s Felice, which she drives Cleofilas to the bus station to help her escape her abusive husband. All the other women have minor roles, and are only mentioned a few times. In the end the women, come...