Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

by

Sandra Cisneros

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One of Cleófilas’s elderly neighbors in “Woman Hollering Creek.” Dolores is a widow and burns too much incense on the little religious altars she has set up around her house, which she has constructed to commemorate the memory of her sons (who both died at war) and her husband (who died of grief).
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Dolores Character Timeline in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

The timeline below shows where the character Dolores appears in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...who is a widow (though nobody knows how her husband died). On the right lives Dolores, an old woman who burns altars and pines over her dead sons and husband. (full context)