Summary Of Rosario Castellanos Cooking Lessons

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Social norms greatly impact the way that we live, and it can even dictate the way we decide to lead our lives. Cooking Lessons by Rosario Castellanos, depicts the conflicting story of a newlywed Mexican house wife’s in ability to live up to her “innate” womanly duties. Specifically, her biggest challenge is attributed to her inability to cook, and leads her to turn elsewhere, to the pages of a cookbook for further guidance. The combination of Castellanos diction, and ability to uses literary devices such as analogies, imagery and irony, add to the melancholic tone. Castellano immediately constructs a vivid scene in the readers mind with here use of imagery in the opening lines of the story. She states, “The kitchen is shining white, it’s

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