Sandra cisneros [b december 20, 1954] was able to turn the hurts of conflicts in her life, into the haloes of award-winning mexican american aka chicana literature. In the short story, eleven, by sandra cisneros, the word of protagonist, rachel, strengthen the persuasive aspect of the passage more than that of her actions this is because of the ability of words to elicit sympathy from the readers. Among the literary techniques sandra cisneros uses in her short story eleven are first-person point of view, tone, similes, repetition, stream of consciousness and dialogue cisneros uses these techniques to help the reader better identify with the main character and, thus, understand the story more clearly. Sandra cisneros's wiki: sandra cisneros (born december 20, 1954) is a mexican-american writer she is best known for her first novel the house on mango street (1984) and her subsequent short story collection woman hollering creek and other stories (1991.
Rachel's name also clues us in to important aspects of her character the name originates from the old testament , where rachel is the second wife of jacob and the mother of joseph and benjamin, who would become patriarchs of two of the twelve tribes of israel ( source . Character clues character analysis thoughts and opinions eleven is driven by thoughts and opinions everything we know about everyone in the story is provided to us courtesy of rachel's thoughts and opinions. Characters narrate all but three or four of the stories, and these voices vary from that of a five-or- six-year-old girl to that of an elderly man several of the pieces are only a page or two long the two longest, eyes of zapata and bien pretty, are each about 29 pages. House on mango street study guide contains a biography of sandra cisneros, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis about house on mango street house on mango street summary.
Sandra cisneros (born december 20, 1954) is a mexican-american writer she is best known for her first novel the house on mango street (1984) and her subsequent short story collection woman hollering creek and other stories (1991. In the short story, “eleven, by sandra cisneros, the narrator, rachel, is confronted with the conflict of dealing with an unjust teacher, mrs price mrs price asks for someone from the class to claim the raggedy, smelly sweater and immediately accuses rachel based on the other students’ claims. Annotation exercise with “eleven” by sandra cisneros 1 highlight the chapter for images (sound, sight, touch, taste, and scent descriptions) and write down thoughts about the. Question about eleven: “what are some character traits for rachel in eleven by sandra cisneros” question about eleven: “what are some character traits for rachel in eleven by sandra cisneros”. Rachel character timeline in woman hollering creek and other stories the timeline below shows where the character rachel appears in woman hollering creek and other stories the colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
” similarly, sandra cisneros’s “eleven” illuminates the enigmatic journey of growing up through the sagacious eyes of an eleven year old child as the speaker of this work asserts, the aging process does not eradicate a person’s previous self. There are two main characters in eleven rachel (who the story is about) and mrs price (her school teacher) other characters includes phyllis lopez (student) and sylvia sal divar (student. In the story eleven by sandra cisneros, the main character, rachel short story eleven questions rachel says after the incident on her eleventh birthday in the short storylearn what the narrator rachel of sandra cisneros short story eleven. In sandra cisneros's short story, eleven, the main character rachel shares the details of her embarrassing eleventh birthday and how she wishes her mentality was similar to an adult in the short story ms price is rachel's teacher. Introduction sandra cisneros's novel titled the house on mango street tells the story of esperanza cordero through a series of short chapters depicting various fictional thoughts, life experiences, and observations of people from the main characters point of view.
Sandra cisneros' story eleven is a powerful piece about the struggle of rachel on her eleventh birthday on a day that is delightful for most, rachel fights through her age and maturity to be understood, but she fails told from an easy to read and insightful first person innocent eye, eleven. In the story, rachel thinks of herself as being ages ten, nine, eight, and so on but when the sick feeling goes away and i open my eyes, the red sweater's still sitting there like a big red mountain eleven by sandra cisneros 8 take test. Sandra cisneros (1954– ), the only daughter in a family of seven children, was born in chicago her mexican-american heritage, of which she is proud, is evident.
In the short story eleven, sandra cisneros was literary and writing techniques to convey her speaker, rachel, as childish in order to do this, cisneros used a child’s phrases and grammar ro make the reader see the speaker as a young girl. Through the various techniques incorporated throughout the short story, the image and identity of rachel’s character begin to come alive in between the lines of the text itself cisneros uses the use of countless similes to show that rachel is a shy character compared to the others. Eleven by sandra cisneros- plot diagram exposition the exposition took place in a 5th or 6th grade classroom in modern/present day the protagonist, rachel, was introduced and you also were introduced to the mean school teacher, mrs price. A character in “eyes of zapata,” a woman who is raped and killed by her neighbors after inés —her daughter—causes a hailstorm as a child that ruins the town’s crops in one of her visions, inés sees her mother’s eyes as they fix upon the sky during her terrible death.
This is a worksheet i created to help students analyze the protagonist of sandra cisneros' short story, eleven the worksheet gives students pairs of opposite character traits on a likert scale they have to decide where rachel goes and support with evidence from the text. Rachel the girl who narrates eleven, on her eleventh birthday salvador a small boy (in salvador late or early) who cares for his younger brothers micaela the narrator of 'mericans, and possibly also of tepeyac she is a girl of about 11 in the first of these two stories and shifts between approximately that age and adulthood in the.