Not only do they manage to present a situation which is unfair, making the reader empathize with the female characters under discussion, but they also demonstrate the complex mechanisms through which the social identity of the woman is constructed.

The main factors of decision are the belonging to a certain race and a to a certain social class. The implications of these belonging to are fundamental, but the implications are strong only as far as the social persona is concerned. The impact upon the person is not something that can be described as a universal rule. The power dynamics in society clearly favour the position of men. However both readers succeed to demonstrate that while women depend on men, the situation is artificially maintained by social dynamics which have nothing to do with the personal value of the individual.

Stereotypes about race are also dealt with by both Yanez and...
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