Lauren Gray Women Writing the World Dr. Behling 9-13-17 Sisterhood All of the Garcia girls seem to view the word in sister in disparate ways. In this essay I argue that the word sister means unity to Yolanda, disunity to Sofia, being ignored to Carla, fighting to Sandra, and is an easy way for Alvarez to refer to all of the Garcia girls. Yolanda seems to see the word “sister” as a word of unity. It is often used to connect the four of them, among “girls” and “daughters”. Yolanda “She and her sister’s have led such turbulent lives-so many husbands, homes, jobs, wrong turns among them(11).” She uses it to say what she and her sisters have in common. Sofia seems to see the word as one of disunity from her sisters. “Among the four sisters, she was considered the plain one, with her tall, big-boned body and large featured face(28).” She uses it to set herself apart from her sisters. Carla is referred to the a Garcia sister by Mami as if she weren’t there, “ “And your
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