Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

by

Sandra Cisneros

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Micaela’s older brother in “Mericans,” who waits with her and Keeks as their “awful” grandmother prays in church. At the end of the story, a foreign couple approaches Junior and asks in Spanish to take his picture. When he speaks to his siblings, the couple is astounded to hear him speak English. “But you speak English!” they say. In response, he says, “Yeah, we’re Mericans.”
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Junior Character Timeline in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

The timeline below shows where the character Junior appears in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Mericans
Coming of Age Theme Icon
Young Micaela describes waiting with her brothers—Junior and Keeks—for their “awful grandmother” to emerge from inside a church, where the old woman... (full context)
Female Objectification & Power Theme Icon
Cultural & National Identity Theme Icon
Coming of Age Theme Icon
Micaela sits outside, where Junior is talking to a foreign couple. Micaela can tell this man and woman aren’t from... (full context)