She puts it on and starts to cry. She should be the leader not a follower. I always say that I don't actually feel like I am a grown up most of the time. Price takes the sweater and puts it right on my desk Eleven Sandra Cisneros, Page 7 Rachel does not have any say, Mrs. The award-winning Mexican-American novelist, poet, short story writer, and essayist Sandra Cisneros captures this in her celebrated short story ' Eleven,' which deals with universal childhood frustration with adults. Not mine, I finally say in a little voice that was maybe me when I was four.
Don't even get us started on those stupid monkey bars. She is the third child and only daughter in a family of seven children. I think that the author really understands unfairness. She hates it when she turns to a new age because she never feels like she was in her new age when it occurred. Finally, this story have a special way to organize the text. Price put the red sweater on my desk. Rachel is a girl with a lot of thoughts, and she really feels.
. And the anxiety that Rachel feels about not speaking up was totally me when I was younger, and still is today in some cases. Cisneros has explored many literary forms in her work. Imagine turning the big eleven and no one even says happy birthday. And some days you may feel like being older will solve all your problems, and that's the part of you that never goes away. She also uses vivid imagery to describe Rachel's emotional breakdown.
Climax The Climax occurred when Rachel finally snapped and all of her emotions came rolling out. The novel has sold more than two million copies. The main character Rachel, was turning from ten to eleven. For a eleven years old girl, she suppose to express her opinion bravely, but she was too shy to say a word, it make her feel like a four year girl; however I really recommend you On the story Eleven The main idea of this story is your actions and thinking doesn't represent your physical age. At eleven Rachel realizes that with experience comes confidence, personal strength, and most important to her, knowing what to do in hostile situations.
In doing so, Rachel provides the reader with insight into her shame, undeserved treatment, and unequal relations of power. And when you wake up on your eleventh birthday, you expect to feel eleven, but you don't. Even addressing the fact that Rachel is ashamed but not letting it bother her is a form of resistance. Price uses her power to force Rachel to put it on. Rachel receives undeserved treatment from her peers and undeniably from her teacher. She wants to be one-hundred and two, because then days like this one would be far behind.
She wishes she was old enough to confront her elders and old enough to hide her inner ages. While many of them had been writing for some time, renewed interest in the issues of race and gender in the 1980s provided a milieu in which their work became a vital part of the dialogue taking place. The Protagonist, Rachel, was introduced and you also were introduced to the mean school teacher, Mrs. Falling Actions The Falling Action occurred when Phyllis Lopez confessed that the red sweater actually belonged to her and Rachel immediately gave the horrid sweater back to Phyllis. Therefore, inside there is no true age.
But amazing stories often come with small word counts we're looking your way, , and Cisneros' tale is no exception. The author could have easily just said it was an old beat up sweater, but then the reader would not sympathize with Rachel. I sent it off, and I immediately received a reply that rejected the story, saying it was not for children. Boy, does that sound familiar to any of you Shmoopers or what? Sandra is an American writer however she comes from a Hispanic background with her father being mexican and her mother being Chicana. She wrote several collections of poetry, including My Wicked, Wicked Ways 1987 , which was well received by critics.
In the short story Eleven, tells us that one's actions does not have to be controlled by their physical ages. It's quick and easy to get through, filled with a symbolism that can shoot over one's head. She keeps thinking about home and the preparations for her birthday. The only dialogue in the story is between Rachel and her teacher, Mrs. Not even being allowed to explain.
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, beat up sweater on her and ultimately make her cry. The owner of the sweater would have to have a sense pride in order to step out in public representing themselves wearing the repulsive sweater. However, as Rachel opens her mouth, her four year old self stutters an ineffective denial. Instead, you incorporate ten-year-old you into who you are and who you will become. In Sandra Cisneros' short story, ' Eleven,' we get a front row seat to this kind of disappointment as a young girl named Rachel's eleventh birthday goes from bad to worse during a day at school.
The main character Rachel, was turning from ten to eleven. To Rachel, the sweater represents something she is not. Rachel has no control in her environment and she is clearly disappointed by that. I recommend this book because of main character's special perspectives about birthdays. The teacher gives Rachel the sweater. On the other hand, unlike most older, or mature, people, she understands enough about life experience to know she does not have enough. Similarly, no one listens to Rachel when she claims it is not hers.