STUDY QUESTIONS FOR “WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK” BY SANDRA CISNEROS

 

  1. What role do the telenovelas play in the story?  That is, how do they function to construct and perpetuate Cleófilas’ dreams and aspirations?  At the story’s end does her understanding of and attitude toward telenovelas change?

 

 

 

 

 

  1. How does the story—through its portrayal of Cleófilas and Felice—react to and modify the La Llorona legend?

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Consider the story’s title.  How does the phrase, “Woman Hollering Creek,” itself evoke a modification of the La Llorona legend and serve to counter the images of women embedded in that legend?