“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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How could I say no? Delete comment or cancel. Adam Bede has been added to your Reading List! Link to outside article used: When the letter from the convent does arrive, zandra brings the truth: She writes to this convent and asks the nuns if niight know where Boy Baby might be hiding. Later, Ixchel and Abuelita discover that Boy Baby had been lying all the time about his life; he is a murderer who victimizes young girls.
Ixchel” (“One Holy Night”)
She knows the secret of sex, which to her is both “no big deal” and the great difference of her life. At sqndra or 14, her voice is that of a rather sweet, simple-hearted but not simple-minded child. She notes that readers might not be so fond of him, especially since his fingernails are greasy and his long hair dusty. Cisneros uses indirect descriptions to make the reader contemplate what is happening. A Home in the Heart: She knows that life will be hard. She has no difficulty accepting what Boy Baby says as the truth — even after she has learned that in an ordinary sense it is not true at all.
Irony plays an important role in this story, for the truth lies in the contrast between what the reader knows to be true about this seduction and what the narrator feels about her sexual awakening. Seen from her grandmother’s point of view, “Ixchel” is a very young girl who has been taken advantage of by a bad man; the grandmother blames not her but her lover — and her uncle Lalo, who ought to have been working on Saturdays himself so that his niece would not have been exposed to the evils that can overcome a girl on the city streets.
Send the link below via cisneeros or IM. Nevertheless, I found the experience meaningful, and I think the student did too. By including this detail, Cisneros is able to lure readers toward Boy Baby with the same kind of curiosity that attracts Ixchel to him.
Only an eighth-grader, she has sancra the threshold of adulthood long before she can fully conceptualize the implications, and yet she still experiences the feeling of suddenly entering a new realm of maturity.
One Holy Night Analysis
Why do you think Boy Baby does not kill Ixchel, even though he killed so many other girls? Cisneros addresses themes of: Check out this article to niight more or contact your system administrator. Download this Lit Guide!
Ixchel learns this the hard way and pays the consequences for being blind to the truth.
C agreed this might be possible, but she expressed her concerns about works of art that use such violence for shock or entertainment value. Is she still in love with him at the end of the story? As such, Cisneros demonstrates how that which is forbidden so often feels unavoidable.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The narrator still loves him and cannot bear to look at the picture. He tells her amazing stories about himself while she listens in awe.
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This is how it is with me. Finally a letter arrives from a convent in Tampico, and Abuelita sends an inquiry. On the one hand, something monumental has just happened in her life, an experience that deserves to be exalted if only noe how much it will change her conception of the world. Interviews with Contemporary Women. In this moment, it becomes even more clear that he has manipulated Ixchel, capitalizing on and exploiting her young naivety.
A letter arrives from the convent. Cisneros uses indirect descriptions to make the story more dramatic. Ome anyone ever been so important to you that you ignore his or her bad qualities? She uses Spanish words along with English words to spice up the story. Last summer, I read two books with a student. sandrx
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cinseros Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here He was arrested for the murder of eleven women. Consequently, she arranges to send Ixchel to live with her cousins in Mexico, where she was originally conceived.
We find out later — after he has left town and our narrator has become pregnant — that he is actually thirty-seven years old and that he is a serial killer. Present to your audience.
Comments 0 Please log in to add your comment. The narrator has been sent to a dusty town in Mexico to live with her cousins.