“One Holy Night”. Hispanic American: Sandra Cisneros The story was definitely not a happy one, and the way it was written at the end made it seem a little bit. Sandra Cisneros Character Analysis Ixchel” (“One Holy Night”) and “Ixchel,” the narrator of “One Holy Night,” who is in some ways herself a child, in others. 17 Sep One Holy Night by Sandra Cisneros Summary Power of Language Point of View Parallel’s between characters. Other Characters Love Allegory.

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Finally, Cisneros uses extended metaphors to reveal the attitude of the narrator, who has no sense of exploitation or shame. University of New Mexico Press, Important Quote and Explanation from.

Sandra Cisneros – “One Holy Night”

There was a man, a crazy who lived upstairs from us when we lived on South Loomis. Get the Teacher Edition. Chaq Uxmal Paloquin vs. Of course, as “Ixchel” and her grandmother learn from Boy Baby’s sister, a Carmelite nun, her lover is a man almost 40 years pne with no Mayan blood, an accused murderer of women. A letter arrives from the convent.

When Abuelita discovers her granddaughter is pregnant, she weeps and blames Uncle Lalowho blames the United States. She says she will have five children, and she will name this first baby Alegre, which means happy, because she knows that life will be hard.

She describes her lover, Chaq Uxmal Paloquin, who claims to be descended from Mayan kings, and explains that her grandmother, Abuelita, has burned her pushcart and chased Chaq away with a broom. The other characters in the story have their own form of delusions.


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C felt that rape belonged to a category of its own, that it was even worse than murder. She understands Chaq as he presents himself. The story was definitely not a happy one, and the way it was written at the end made it seem a little cizneros disjointed or cryptic, especially when the indirect comparisons were more sketchy than normal.

By including this detail, Cisneros is able to lure readers toward Boy Baby with the same kind of curiosity that attracts Ixchel to him. Cancel Reply 0 characters used from the allowed.

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I also enjoyed how she gave the main character qualities she herself possessed, such as how she was always quick to fall in love. There are other ironies: Consequently, she arranges to send Ixchel to live with her cousins in Mexico, where she was originally conceived. I look forward to learning more fisneros C as the summer continues.

Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts. She always incorporates herself into the story.

University Press of Mississippi, Unfortunately, the narrator forgets to take the pushcart home with her that night. Things are not always what they seem.

Just sort of breathed through it, all day long, wheezing, in and out, in and out. Arte Publico Press, In this moment, it becomes even more clear that he has manipulated Ixchel, capitalizing on and exploiting her young naivety. LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Storieswhich you can use to track the themes throughout the work.


Above all, this willful ignorance is a sign of her immaturity and an indication that she is most likely unprepared to advance in this romantic relationship. The original text plus a side-by-side modern translation of every Shakespeare play.

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I wondered whether a rape victim might consider it necessary to express the horror and the violence she went through. Even upon finding out that Boy Baby is a serial killer who preys on young women like herself, Ixchel remains in love with him. It also sxndra Ixchel’s childlike, unthinking actions.

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Send link to edit together this prezi using Prezi Meeting learn more: And what about other violent acts like murder? How does One Holy Night identify sabdra She knows the secret of sex, which to her is both “no big deal” and the great difference of her life. She does not realize the man is a criminal until his sister sends her newspaper clippings about the girls he has killed Cisneros For whatever reason, our conversation fixated on rape.

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