Quick Write

Why did Cisneros write this story from the perspective of an adultress? What is the value in that?

“Never Marry a Mexican”

“Never Marry a Mexican” short story by Sandra Cisneros. Let’s break it down.

  • Who are the characters?
  • What themes do you notice?
  • What point of view did the author use?
  • What are some key scenes that stick out to you?

Scene Analysis

Pick a scene that you think is particularly memorable or important. You can pick one from whichever story you will be writing about.

Draw a comic of the scene. Make sure to add text, or dialogue to the scene like a comic book.

Now, describe the scene you drew in words. A picture is worth a thousand words. Explain the significance of the scene to your thesis or the story.

I take your point

The concepts we will be studying about writing also pertain to oral conversations. The templates from Chapter 12 show how to frame a comment in response to a discussion or argument. How to change a topic as well as how to be clear when speaking and writing.