Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

by

Sandra Cisneros

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Felice Character Analysis

Graciela’s colleague in “Woman Hollering Creek,” and the woman who drives Cleófilas and Juan Pedrito safely to San Antonio so that they can board a bus bound for Mexico and thereby escape the abusive Juan Pedro. Felice is a free spirit and independent woman who drives a pickup truck and uses vulgar words like viega, calling smaller calls “pussy cars.” When she drives over Woman Hollering Creek, she lets out a loud yell and explains that she does that whenever she crosses the river, since it is the only landmark in the area named after a woman. “Makes you want to holler like Tarzan,” she says.
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Felice Character Timeline in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

The timeline below shows where the character Felice appears in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Woman Hollering Creek
Love, The Joy of Life, & Interconnection Theme Icon
Female Objectification & Power Theme Icon
Loss, Longing, & Grief Theme Icon
...named Graciela steps out of the room and makes a call to her friend—another nurse—named Felice. “This poor lady’s got black-and-blue marks all over,” she whispers into the phone. Graciela asks... (full context)
Female Objectification & Power Theme Icon
Cultural & National Identity Theme Icon
When Felice arrives at the Cash N Carry on Thursday, Cleófilas is surprised that she’s driving a... (full context)
Female Objectification & Power Theme Icon
Cleófilas is astonished and impressed by Felice’s behavior. She asks if the pickup truck belongs to Felice’s husband, and Felice says she... (full context)