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Sandra Cisneros Writing Styles in Caramelo, or, Puro Cuento

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Style

Point of View

The point of view is mainly written in the first person, with the exception of an active narrative between Celaya and the Grandmother and Celaya and her mother where she is getting information for the book. The reader never really knows if she is really talking to these people, or perhaps it is a dream or the people are talking to her from the dead, which is very common in Mexican narratives. However, it is implied that when Celaya is talking to her Grandmother, it is really her grandmother's ghost. Soledad's ghost appears to Celaya in the hospital and asks Celaya to tell the Grandmother's story, which is what the second part of the book is about. It takes a while to catch on and to understand what is going on at the beginning of the chapters because it is not clear who is talking until...

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