Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

by

Sandra Cisneros

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Micaela’s younger brother in “Mericans,” who is full of energy while he waits with her and Junior for his “awful” grandmother to emerge from church. To pass the time, Keeks pretends he’s a fighter plane, running around and pretending to fly as he tells Micaela that she has to pretend to be the enemy German planes. Just when Micaela decides to go along with this, he switches his game, telling her that now he’s the Lone Ranger and she is Tonto.
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Keeks Character Timeline in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

The timeline below shows where the character Keeks 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 is lighting... (full context)
Female Objectification & Power Theme Icon
Coming of Age Theme Icon
While the children wait, Keeks runs around, pretending to be a fighter plane. “I’m a B-Fifty-two bomber, you’re a German,”... (full context)
Female Objectification & Power Theme Icon
Cultural & National Identity Theme Icon
Coming of Age Theme Icon
...if they can take his photograph. As she clicks her camera, Junior says, “Hey, Michele, Keeks. You guys want gum?” Surprised, the woman says, “But you speak English!,” to which Junior... (full context)