Sandra Cisneros might be one of the most prolific and promising writers, especially in the twenty first century, but has gone through much more challenges to get to where she is right now, that her audience and readers actually know. Only daughter, which is one of her favorite literature, describes the challenges that she went through in order to become the prolific writer and author that she is today. Sandra Cisneros grew up in a family of nine, whereby she had six brothers and her parents.
As a child, her society did not highly regard education among the girl child, and this is one of the reasons why her brothers found it hilarious when she declared that she wished to go to college after her basic education. Ion the other hand, however, her father had a different opinion from her brothers, because he found it as an opportunity for her to get a good husband, and this is one of the reasons why he did not give much attention to what Sandra studied in college, which was to her advantage because she found it an excellent opportunity to develop her writing skill.
It is necessary to note the fact that the circumstances under which Sandra Cisneros grew up in are some of the reasons that led to her writing skills’ development. Considering the fact that her brothers always avoided her especially when they went out to play, this gave her much time to develop her writing skill, by sharpening her imagination, writing skill and this also gave her a deeper understanding and conceptualization of literature, which gave birth to English mastery and perfection (Cisneros 4). At the same time, it has been seen that the author went through a hard time, trying to create an identity for herself, especially, considering the fact that her father did not give much thought to the fact that she was his only daughter. This aggression is one of the factors that gave her the zeal to work hard and develop her writing skills, and consequently, this is one of the factors that have made her one of the best upcoming writers in the United States.
In the analysis of the article, there are several themes that the writer, Ms. Sandra Cisneros, points out in the article. For example, she has pointed out the theme of aggression in one’s life, whereby her life has been described as one of aggression because she had to work hard in order to stand out amongst the boys. At the same time, considering the fact that her father did not really approve of her being a writer, she had to work hard and improve her skill in order to fully convince her father that she was actually good at what she does, and this bore fruits at the end of the article, after years of sharpening and improving her skill, whereby he is impressed by her Spanish-translated article.
At the same time, passion is t another essential theme that the writer has focused on in this article. This is evident through the way Sandra is so passionate about becoming a writer, right from a very tender age. At the same time, she is very consistent in her goals and dreams, and this is one of the factors that has made her very successful and keep on consistently rising in her goals and dreams. The passion and consistency in her career is the major factor that has led to her success, which has even changed her father’s opinion towards writing as a career (Cisneros 6).
In response to this article, there are several things that stand out, and that are worth noting. Firstly, the author, Sandra Cisneros, has been very efficient in addressing her themes in the article. She has given her readers a clear and concise understanding of the topics and themes that she seeks to bring out. This is one of the factors that keep the reader glued to the article, and that makes the article interesting and fascinating to the reader. However, in my opinion, the author did not effectively address the challenges that she faced in her venture to become a writer, particularly due to the fact that she has covered an extensively long period of time which has included her entire career, in a relatively short article. The article should have been longer, in order to effectively address all the challenges that she faced.
In conclusion, this article has effectively and analytically looked into the life and career of Sandra Cisneros in an extensive and almost-exhaustive way. At the same time, she has effectively addressed her entire career, and the entire article has followed a progressive manner, which makes it possible for the reader to follow up on the entire plot. At the same time, the article is interesting, especially due to the fact that it involves the first, second and third person, and this makes it easy for the reader to differentiate between the characters. In a summarized view, the article is well put and illustrated.
Cisneros, Sandra. “Only daughter.” Latina: Women's Voices from the Borderlands, 1995. Retrieved from http://www.tbaisd.k12.mi.us/departments/docs_gen/pacing/ela12-6/9thGrade/9-4/Only_Daughter.pdf on March 26th, 2013. Web.