Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

by

Sandra Cisneros

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Soledad Character Analysis

One of Cleófilas’s elderly neighbors in “Woman Hollering Creek.” Soledad calls herself a widow, but nobody is sure whether her husband is absent because he died or because he ran away with an “ice-house floozie.” Soledad, for her part, never mentions his name. Sometimes, when Juan Pedro is out, Cleófilas peers through Soledad’s window to watch the telenovelas.
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Soledad Character Timeline in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

The timeline below shows where the character Soledad 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
Cultural & National Identity Theme Icon
Loss, Longing, & Grief Theme Icon
...attention to the women who live on either of her house. On the left lives Soledad, who is a widow (though nobody knows how her husband died). On the right lives... (full context)
Female Objectification & Power Theme Icon
Cultural & National Identity Theme Icon
...out of the house, Cleófilas goes to the window and watches the telenovelas playing in Soledad’s house. She thinks about how she used to expect that her love life would be... (full context)