Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

by

Sandra Cisneros

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The Girl Who Cut Her Hair Character Analysis

A girl in “Little Miracles, Kept Promises” who writes a letter to the Virgen de Guadalupe and leaves it on an altar. Thanking the Virgen for helping her avoid a pregnancy, she describes her transformation away from atheism, a process that took place once she realized that the Virgen—as well as her own mother and grandmother—was a strong, independent woman.
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The Girl Who Cut Her Hair Character Timeline in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

The timeline below shows where the character The Girl Who Cut Her Hair appears in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Little Miracles, Kept Promises
Female Objectification & Power Theme Icon
Coming of Age Theme Icon
In the final letter of the story, which is also the longest, a girl writes to the Virgen de Guadalupe and tells her that she has cut her hair... (full context)
Female Objectification & Power Theme Icon
Coming of Age Theme Icon
The girl who cut her hair explains in her letter that she wants to live alone and... (full context)