Cleófilas and La Llorona: Latin Heroines Against Patriarchal Marginalisation in ‘El arroyo de la Llorona’, a Short Story by Sandra Cisneros

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Luis fernando Gómez R;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
  • Journal: Universitas Humanística (issn: 0120-4807, eissn: 2011-2734)
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  • Subject: Latin Women | Patriarchal Society | Marginalisation | Psychic Subjugation | Resistance | Liberation. | Anthropology | GN1-890 | Sociology (General) | HM401-1281

This paper discusses the short story ‘El arroyo de la Llorona’ by female Mexican-American writer Sandra Cisneros. In it the main character, Cleófilas, is subject to social, emotional and economic dependence on her husband, according to the cultural constructs on female ... View more
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