Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

by

Sandra Cisneros

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Drew’s wife in “Never Marry a Mexican,” and the mother of his son. When Megan runs into Clemencia for the first time in an art gallery, Drew introduces them by saying, “This is Megan” (a statement that deeply wounds Clemencia). In another scene, Clemencia calls Drew late at night and Megan answers the phone so politely that all Clemencia can do is laugh at the fact that this woman is so proper and oblivious to her husband’s philandering.

Megan Quotes in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

The Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories quotes below are all either spoken by Megan or refer to Megan. 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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Megan Character Timeline in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

The timeline below shows where the character Megan 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
Love, The Joy of Life, & Interconnection Theme Icon
Female Objectification & Power Theme Icon
...she insists that she was the one who convinced Drew to have the baby—when his wife was pregnant, he was unsure whether or not it was a good idea to have... (full context)
Love, The Joy of Life, & Interconnection Theme Icon
Female Objectification & Power Theme Icon
Cultural & National Identity Theme Icon
...after Drew’s son is born, Clemencia gets drunk on margaritas and calls his house. His wife picks up and is exceedingly proper, which makes Clemencia laugh. When Drew finally comes to... (full context)
Love, The Joy of Life, & Interconnection Theme Icon
Loss, Longing, & Grief Theme Icon
...at an art gallery. Drew saw Clemencia and walked over, saying, “Ah, Clemencia! This is Megan.” Clemencia upholds that “no introduction could’ve been meaner,” and tells Drew’s son that she went... (full context)
Love, The Joy of Life, & Interconnection Theme Icon
Female Objectification & Power Theme Icon
Loss, Longing, & Grief Theme Icon
...She searches for hints of Drew in his son, but can’t see any, as if Megan conceived him “by immaculate conception.” She says she knows she has this boy in her... (full context)