Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

by

Sandra Cisneros

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The First Speaker Character Analysis

An unidentified person of unspecified gender in “The Marlboro Man,” who speaks with her friend (the second speaker) about the Marlboro Man, upholding that her other friend, Romelia, used to live with the man. At the end of the conversation, this speaker admits that she might be thinking of the wrong actor, but nonetheless clearly wants to keep talking about this man who used to live with Romelia. This casual attitude suggests that she wants, above all, to simply chat with her friend; the details of their conversation don’t matter as long as they are talking.
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The First Speaker Character Timeline in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

The timeline below shows where the character The First Speaker appears in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Marlboro Man
Love, The Joy of Life, & Interconnection Theme Icon
Two unidentified speakers have a conversation about the Marlboro Man. “Durango was his name,” says the first voice . She explains that her friend Romelia used to live with him. “You know her,... (full context)
Love, The Joy of Life, & Interconnection Theme Icon
...volunteered at an AIDS clinic in his later years before eventually dying of AIDS himself. The first speaker interjects here, saying the Marlboro Man died of cancer, not AIDS. She goes on to... (full context)