Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

by

Sandra Cisneros

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Drew Character Analysis

Clemencia’s lover in “Never Marry a Mexican.” Drew is a white man with a wife named Megan, with whom he has a son. Nonetheless, Drew can’t keep himself away from Clemencia, who takes pride in being able to draw him from his wife. When they make love together, Drew speaks Spanish into Clemencia’s ear, intimately using her language in moments of great passion. Despite his strong feelings for her, though, he always goes back to Megan. He tries to explain to Clemencia that he could never possibly marry her, but this only infuriates her, casting him as heartless and cold.

Drew Quotes in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

The Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories quotes below are all either spoken by Drew or refer to Drew. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage Books edition of Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories published in 1991.
Never Marry a Mexican Quotes

I paint and repaint you the way I see fit, even now. After all these years. Did you know that? Little fool. You think I went hobbling along with my life, whimpering and whining like some twangy country-and-western when you went back to her. But I’ve been waiting. Making the world look at you from my eyes. And if that’s not power, what is?

Related Characters: Clemencia (speaker), Drew, Megan
Page Number: 75
Explanation and Analysis:
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Drew Character Timeline in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

The timeline below shows where the character Drew appears in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Never Marry a Mexican
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Female Objectification & Power Theme Icon
Cultural & National Identity Theme Icon
Clemencia addresses a man named Drew in her narrative, asking him if he remembers speaking Spanish to her as they make... (full context)
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Female Objectification & Power Theme Icon
Clemencia asks Drew if his son knows the role she played in his birth. Pushing on, she insists... (full context)
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Female Objectification & Power Theme Icon
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Turning her attention more completely to Drew’s son, Clemencia says she’s been “waiting patient as a spider all these years.” And although... (full context)
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...able to kill those women like that, without their knowing it.” One night, years after Drew’s son is born, Clemencia gets drunk on margaritas and calls his house. His wife picks... (full context)
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Clemencia reveals to Drew’s son that she’s only met his mother once, when she accidentally ran into her at... (full context)
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...morning and makes coffee for herself, “milk for the boy.” She searches for hints of Drew in his son, but can’t see any, as if Megan conceived him “by immaculate conception.”... (full context)