In the story, she seems to have trouble standing up and telling the truth about the sweater, but that is not the case. I sent it off, and I immediately received a reply that rejected the story, saying it was not for children. I lived in Texas for twenty-five years, and now live in central Mexico, in Guanajuato, where my maternal ancestors lived for centuries. This short story brings up perspective because it is told from the point of view of a girl who has just turned eleven but also feels as if she is experiencing life at every other age before 11. That's the best thing I've heard in a long time. The main heroine — she is very emotional, curious and behaves like an adaptable child in all life situations.
Finally, the teacher insists Rachel put on the sweater. To me, it is a story that can either be taken at face-value or interpreted subjectively. Price, who insisted that Rachel wear the sweater. Her descriptions of the surrounding world are very clear and comprehensive; the usage of metaphors is quite mature in spite of the phrasing. Rachel associates being right with being older, so she lets Mrs.
Rachel could have easily put the sweater on and sat in her seat and went on with the class to obey Mrs. Can a simple life situation drive one at an older age more efficiently than real calendar time does? Rachel turns eleven and she does not feel her age. Rachel wished that she was older and more experienced, so she would know what to say. To me, it is a story that can either be taken at face-value or interpreted subjectively. She wants to be happy and wants everyone to make a big deal for her and forget about the sweater, to stop accusing her of owning it. Rachel is confronted with the obstacle of trying to enjoy her birthday and be happy she is eleven and be treated as such, yet her teacher and peers do not even acknowledge her birthday they simply force this ugly, smelly sweater on her and ultimately bring her to tears.
Writing makes me feel better when life overwhelms me. And the anxiety that Rachel feels about not speaking up was totally me when I was younger, and still is today in some cases. Throughout the story, Cisneros uses simple, broad language for Rachel's thoughts and feelings. Price ultimately abuses her power by forcing Rachel to put on the sweater swearing it was hers. On the day of los Reyes Magos, the three wise men, our.
The teacher gives Rachel the sweater. The reader can easily attain additional information about the true personality of Rachel. She is aware that human beings can feel different levels of vulnerability at all ages. I think everybody feels like this, I think no one is actually the age that they feel they are - some people cope better than others to react how others expect you to react for your age and others, like me, just don't cope and act in years either too young or too old in front of others; then we're called weirdos. The discovering is gaining age are conveyed with the help of the memories of eleven-year-old girl on her birthday. Cisneros argues that her father wanted her to get married because that is what daughters were meant to do; that although he agreed on her going to college, it was because he was sure she was going to find a husband. Someone said that it is Rachel's but it is not really hers and she tries to tell the teacher that it is not but the teacher dose not care.
This quote reflects on the amount of power and freedom women have. Maybe even donkeys and ducks. The writing is strung together like the stream of consciousness of a child who still has that freedom to think freely and wholeheartedly because only until later, like full adulthood, do people really learn to keep a lid on their emotions. As Cisneros tells the story: I sat down to write a story for children. Since growing up is something we all must do—no exceptions, no exclusions, no refunds—this story can speak to all of us, whether we're eleven-year-old girls or not.
Not one journalist in the world has ever thought to ask me this. She just wants to receive positive attention, anything that would acknowledge the fact that someone cares about her feelings. And it was a short story, not a novel. For sure I had a cannoli cake from Ferrara's Bakery on Taylor Street in Chicago. I don't remember what I got on my eleventh birthday. She is an adult and Rachel is only a child.
Cisneros shows a great relation between her experiences and the conflicts she wrote. Climax The Climax occurred when Rachel finally snapped and all of her emotions came rolling out. The fact that she is so disgusted by the sweater that she cannot even stand to be near it is a true testament to her character and strength. Being accused of forgetfulness and bad taste and smelling like cottage cheese, and then being publicly reprimanded by an authority figure, in front of your peers, for denying all of the above. Tonight she'll have her birthday cake - but she's not excited about it. This is what Rachel wants to achieve, and though she tries hard to say no to Mrs.
Rachel believes that part of growing up means having the power to defend oneself against abuse of authority - in this case, to reject an ugly sweater erroneously assigned to her. This story is a little girl called Rachel din't know how to express her on opinion bravely. To view it, In the short story, Eleven by Sandra Cisneros, Rachel is struggling with her age. Bottom Line: This story literally only takes a few minutes to read and I feel would be enjoyed by anyone. If you can't understand why the main character is crying, then lucky you; you have never felt like she did.