In the short story, the theme of one can act like any ages is shown. At the end of class, the teacher tells her to put it on. Price, maintaining a belief that had she been older, she would have been better prepared to challenge authority. Climax The Climax occurred when Rachel finally snapped and all of her emotions came rolling out. For instance, when she is eleven, she might say something foolish like ten, or scared easily like five. She feels disappointed in herself that she could not better defend herself against Mrs.
When people ask me how old I am, I have to concentrate and pause a little too long to remember how old I am, for I keep thinking I am 26 or 27, but in actuality I am 31, though I am overly playful for my age I often act like a 9yr old. But amazing stories often come with small word counts we're looking your way, , and Cisneros' tale is no exception. My stories are each different. She is a little over dramatic with saying one hundred and two when she could have simply said she wished she was 50 or so. I taught high school, and my students were smart and wonderful. For instance, in the following Mrs. Rachel is non-confrontational, timid, and shy.
She ultimately wishes she were older, because in her mind, being older would mean escape. She will not let anyone feel as though they have the upper hand over her. I've never thought about birthdays in the way it is described here. All she has to do is make it through the day so she can go home for an evening of cake, presents, and birthday fun. Even addressing the fact that Rachel is ashamed but not letting it bother her is a form of resistance. She appreciates the experience and wisdom demonstrated by her teacher even knowing that she is completely wrong in pressing Rachel to some unpleasant actions. She understands that it is the challenge she needs to grow up faster as she will receive additional benefits of behaving the way she wants and resisting to the outside irritators.
Then another girl says it's actually hers. Price is an authority figure who has decided on a whim to sentence her to severe public humiliation and who is intolerant of her smallest protest. Rachel calms herself down with the thought of her parents waiting for her at home with her birthday cake and candles and her papa coming home to sing happy birthday, To summarize we find that on one hand Rachel is a very mature girl that talks about age in a very distinct manner and on the other hand she has a very passionate way of describing her. Consequently, this causes a whirl wind of emotions for Rachel because she is upset about this ugly sweater she is being accused of owning and that no one is treating her how she deserves to be treated. What was your favorite gift? I wonder if you can visit Hogan Middle School. In Sandra Cisneros' short story, ' Eleven,' we get a front row seat to this kind of disappointment as a young girl named Rachel's eleventh birthday goes from bad to worse during a day at school.
According to our narrator, the sweater is ugly, which is probably why nobody would claim it. The reader interprets this as Rachel's signal that she wishes she could stand up for herself. For children especially, birthdays are often characterized by happiness, gifts, and surprises. Simple: A publisher in Boston asked her to write one. And it doesn't get any easier for poor Rachel as her teacher, Mrs. I've never thought about birthdays in the way it is described here.
On the other hand, unlike most older, or mature, people, she understands enough about life experience to know she does not have enough. For sure I had a cannoli cake from Ferrara's Bakery on Taylor Street in Chicago. Because writing allows me to hear the things going on inside my heart. Rachel says in the third paragraph that she wishes she was one hundred and two instead of eleven and in saying so she thinks that if she was that age she would have known the words to answer Mrs. However, in more childish form, Rachel tells her disgust of what sounds like a simple sweater; but to Rachel, it is ugly. I liked this book because it was a little funny in the part of the sweater, well I am not going to spoiled it to you but it was a little boring at the beginning. It was also wrong for Mrs.
See my website's calendar of events for when I come and lecture near you. It shows that she values her morals and she is not willing to stand for something she does not believe or represent something she is not in order to humor someone else. Rachel wishes she were older and better equipped to handle the situation. For instance, when she is eleven, she might say something foolish like ten, or scared easily like five. So I decided to answer here on my web. Through a specific incident, Cisneros shows how Rachel does not act as old as eleven ideally should. Rachel ultimately gives in to the threats of wearing the sweater but the important thing to note is she does not do it proudly.
Rachel tries to enjoy the fact that it is her 11th birthday but no one even acknowledges it besides her family. It's been in the coatroom for a month, which is like forever in coatroom time. When I lived in Texas, I had six dogs, three cats, and a parrot. Strangely enough, another child claims the sweater at this point. I recommend this book because I think this book is very interesting. If you can't understand why the main character is crying, then lucky you; you have never felt like she did.
My childhood was happy at home, but difficult in school for the first six years of my education, since I was very shy. I enjoyed reading this book because it is about a girl same as my age. The most amazing conclusion that Rachel drives to is about age — people tend to display the characteristics of different age stages they have already passed during their entire life. While I was working as a nanny see number 16 below. The family frequently moved back and forth between Chicago and Mexico and she never had much time to settle anywhere. She stated this to show that buying a new probably would be out of budget. On your birthd If you can't understand why the main character is crying, then lucky you; you have never felt like she did.
Lesson Summary Sandra Cisneros is an award-winning American writer of Mexican descent. That's utterly, entirely, completely true; I just never put that thought into words before. Mexico May 9, 2015 Dear Sixth-Grade Students of Ms. The main character-Rachel, feels nothing different about turning eleven, and does not want to express her own idea and opinion. Price dismissed Rachel's denial, placing the sweater on Rachel's desk, and even more maddeningly, claimed that she remembered Rachel wearing it. I never thought about growing up in such a poignant and beautiful way, never thought about all the pretending we do and how at every stage of our life we wish we were This short story was a powerful read in my point of view, and I absolutely loved it.