Image of Revolutionary Love Notes: Sandra Cisneros
I guess my feminism and my race are the same thing to me. They’re tied in one to another, and I don’t feel an alliance or an allegiance with upper-class white women. I don’t. I can listen to them and on some level as a human being I can feel great compassion and friendships; but they have to move from their territory to mine, because I know their world. But they don’t know mine. Sandra Cisneros, Chicana Feminist Thought
Loose Woman by Sandra Cisneros They say I’m a beast. And feast on it. When all along I thought that’s what a woman was. They say I’m a bitch. Or witch. I’ve claimed the same and never winced. They say I’m a macha, hell on wheels, viva-la-vulva, fire and brimstone, man-hating, devastating, boogey-woman lesbian. Not necessarily, but I like the compliment.
Esperanza describes herself as wanting to be beautiful and cruel. She wants to attract men and then leave them like nothing. She wants to have power over men because all around her women are powerless, especially to men.
"She looked out the window her whole life, the way so many women sit their sadness on an elbow. I wonder if she made the best with what she got or was she sorry because she couldn’t be all the things she wanted to be. Esperanza. I have inherited her name, but I don’t want to inherit her place by the window." -- Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street
Words of wisdom from author Sandra Cisneros ('The House on Mango Street')
Sandra Cisneros uses stories to illustrate the troubles that young adolescents face when dealing with issues of their own ethnicity. The stories she tells are arranged in a way that the language makes the reader feel disjointed, much like the character, Esperenza feels throughout the story. She uses language to encourage the reader to feel a sense of empathy for the characters.
*Author - Sandra Cisneros*
I do miss certain people. They are not bad people they just did bad things.