Fiction Paper

Words: 890
Pages: 4

John Killebrew
Joshua Parsons
Ines Kitchen In this fiction short story “Ines in the Kitchen”, Cristina Garcia discusses a women in the story Ines, who is a housewife and pregnant. Garcia talks mainly about the character Ines and her situation and emotions. Throughout the story Ines feels trapped and confused about life in the choices she made, she feels betrayed not in the since from someone but of herself and the expectation of being a women. The author Cristina Garcia creates themes through the use of the elements of conflict and Plot to show the main character’s situation. The element of conflict first arises in this story on the protagonist (Ines), when the situation of how she is imprisoned and controlled by
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It presents the situation of incidents that leads to Ines reasons for feeling abandon and being controlled. Certain situations that Ines encounters are from her past. She holds onto her past fears, she often reminisces on the terrible things that happen throughout the story. In the story she mentions her abortion with her previous relationship that starts her unhappiest, the author acknowledges, “Manolo Espada was not opposed to having the baby, only against getting married… this was unacceptable… after the abortion she cramped so hard she passed out” (Garcia 314). This informs you that Ines was afraid of having the baby do to the thought of Manolo abandoning her after the baby was born, thus the reason for wanting to get married if they were having the baby. Ines shows a variety of ways of being controlled all her life, which start from her past. It starts from her childhood with her mom as she confirms, “Ines remember the beauty pageants she was forced to enter from an early age” (Garcia 316). Ines hated the fact that she had to do the things her parents wanted her to do, it seems as though her parents were filling a void that they could not do. Another way her past overlays with her present is with her