Rachel In The Short Story Eleven By Sandra Cisneros

Words: 162
Pages: 1

In the short story “Eleven” Sandra Cisneros uses literary devices to portray Rachel as an introverted child who struggles to cope with the challenges of growing up. She posses wisdom beyond her years but lacks the ability to communicate that wisdom due to her perceived invalidity as well as her introverted nature. First person narrative provides further insight into Rachel’s complex mindset by showing why Rachel chooses to remain passive during the ordeal with Mrs. Price. Rachel laments that she wants to be “one hundred and two instead of eleven” so that she could have told her teacher that the sweater did not belong to her. Furthermore, Rachel believes that because Mrs. Price is “older and the teacher, she’s right and [Rachel is] not”.