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The only surviving daughter, she considered herself the "odd number in a set of men". Cisneros's great-grandfather had played the piano for the Mexican president and was from a wealthy background, but he gambled away his family's fortune. However, after failing classes due to what Cisneros called his "lack of interest" in studying, Alfredo ran away to the United States to escape his father's anger.
After getting married, the pair settled in one of Chicago's poorest neighborhoods. Cisneros's biographer Robin Ganz writes that she acknowledges her mother's family name came from a very humble background, tracing its roots back to GuanajuatoMexico, while her father's was much more "admirable".
Eventually the instability caused Cisneros's six brothers to pair off in twos, leaving her to define herself as the isolated one. Her feelings of exclusion from the family were exacerbated by her father, who referred to his "seis hijos y una hija" "six sons and one daughter" rather than his "siete hijos" "seven children".
Ganz notes that Cisneros's childhood loneliness was instrumental in shaping her later passion for writing. Cisneros's one strong female influence was her mother, Elvira, who was a voracious reader and more enlightened and socially conscious than her father. Her family made a down payment on their own home in Humboldt Parka predominantly Puerto Rican neighborhood on Chicago's West Side when she was eleven years old.
Here she found an ally in a high-school teacher who helped her to write poems about the Vietnam War.
Although Cisneros had written her first poem around the age of ten, with her teacher's encouragement she became known for her writing throughout her high-school years. After that it took a while to find her own voice. She explains, "I rejected what was at hand and emulated the voices of the poets I admired in books: It was while attending the Workshop that Cisneros discovered how the particular social position she occupied gave her writing a unique potential.
She recalls being suddenly struck by the differences between her and her classmates: I knew I was a Mexican woman. But I didn't think it had anything to do with why I felt so much imbalance in my life, whereas it had everything to do with it! My race, my gender, and my class!
And it didn't make sense until that moment, sitting in that seminar. That's when I decided I would write about something my classmates couldn't write about.
From then on, she would write of her "neighbors, the people [she] saw, the poverty that the women had gone through. So to me it began there, and that's when I intentionally started writing about all the things in my culture that were different from them—the poems that are these city voices—the first part of Wicked Wicked Ways—and the stories in House on Mango Street.
I think it's ironic that at the moment when I was practically leaving an institution of learning, I began realizing in which ways institutions had failed me. Prior to this job, she worked in the Chicano barrio in Chicago, teaching high school dropouts at Latino Youth High School.
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“Why” did she do what. In Sandra Cisneros's short story "Never Marry A Mexican," family dynamics are displayed throughout two families.
The first family is composed of a mother, father and two daughters(one of which is the author). The other is made up of a mother-father and son. Sandra Cisneros’s “Never Marry a Mexican” introduces readers to Clemencia.
Cisneros eludes Clemencia as a woman who appears proud of her Mexican heritage, yet knows not how the slanderous phrase “Never marry a Mexican” uttered from her well-meaning mother’s trusty lips about Clemencia. Free Essay: Sandra Cisneros’s “Never Marry a Mexican” introduces readers to Clemencia.
Cisneros eludes Clemencia as a woman who appears proud of her Mexican. Never Merry A Mexican In Never Marry a Mexican, a short story by Sandra Cisneros, the main character Clemencia remembers her family, her parents’ culture, and her affair with a married man. This story captures a glimpse of what it’s like to be Chicana, out .