Woman Hollering Creek

Loves Interpretation of Cisneros’s “Woman Hollering Creek”
The short story “Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros deals with the relationship between a man and woman and their different experiences. The major theme that the author presents is the way people classify love as the sign about the common feeling of sadness that affects the hope and the unpredictably insightful moments that brings joy. The story appeals to me because I can relate to Cleofilas struggles, which made me think about love and how media and life’s expectations can have its effects on how people perceive love. The narrator’s description of Cleo’s marriage conveys Cleo’s struggle with expectations, love, and independence. Beside these points, my overall experience reading the story provides an explanation of Cisneros’s arguments about why people have different expectations on love.
The beginning of the story starts with Juan Pedro Martinez Sanchez asking permission of Cleo’s had in marriage over her father’s threshold and the memories of her departure. While giving his one and only daughter away, Don lets her know that he will always be there for her, a fact she forgets till she becomes a mother. Cleo remembers this and one important fact about love, which is sometimes the love in a marriage may go bad but the love between a child and a parent is different. This fact reminded me of my own mother and the sacrifices she’s made to stay home for us, especially if my father was deployed or stationed somewhere else. One example of this fact is when the doctor says to Felice “She needs a ride…to the Greyhound. In San Anto” (Cisneros 252). In the end even though Cleo didn’t plan to leave her husband, once the doctor provided the opportunity she took it to protect Juan and her unborn child.
The fantasy of having a marriage of passion is one idea that the narrator talks about constantly when Cleo is referring to what she thought her marriage and love life would be like. In one part of...