I say, "And so she trudged up the wooden stairs, her sad brown shoes taking her to the house she never liked." (Cisneros,1984). The ability of Esperanza to make her life a story is the reason she can bare everything she goes through and a way to find maturity and her identity. We can see how Esperanza tries to become more independent and how she is able to identify the barriers that most of their family members have. She tells us about how her great-grand mother (whose name is Esperanza) have lived contemplating the view from the window like looking for some escape.
However, by the end of the novel, she is considerate of others, still pushes for her beliefs in a more polite and educated manner, and embraces the fact experiences have value. Different experiences such as the hanging and Roger’s death teach the horrors of society, her mother and the Jewish lady teach Catherine how to be herself, and animals like the ant and the bear teach her how the little things could be huge to others. One experience that leads Catherine to discover the need for change is her lack of both sense and direction. She often speculates about all she will do when she grows up. “I am no minstrel or wart charmer, but me”(Cushman
By the end of the vignette Esperanza meets with one of her older friends Alicia, who is in college, where she states that she wishes to have a home and belong there just like Alicia does. Alicia the replies “Like it or not you are Mango Street…”(chapter 44) and tells her that she has to come back for the ones who are still here. In the end Esperanza is still set on leaving ,but has realized and taken in what Alicia had said and decided that even though she will leave Mango Street, because she is too strong for it and won’t let it break her. She intends on coming back to save the people from themselves as
And when I tire of having my dog sleep in my room with me, my big sister shall take her for the night. I want a big sister who will clean up after my dogs too. If the dogs tear something up, my big sister shall fix the object or thing and make sure it is like new. I want a big sister who will not bother me with boring stories of her life. But I want a big sister to listen to everything I have to tell her.
At this moment, the wall that previously alienates Mari from others breaks down. Now, she feels an urge to integrate back into her family and to forge connections with others. Mari recalls once she and her sister were trapped in danger, but she had no fear as she tells: “I entrusted myself completely to her arms. The two of us became one: there were no gaps between us. We even shared a single heartbeat" (190).
In Souads village girls would be looked down upon, but in her new life with new education her point of view has changed. Her children are able to go to school, and enjoy the freedoms of being a girl in a 1st world country that would have not been enjoyed in the West Bank. Souad’s point of view on the world has also changed. In her homeland the Jews were evil and others were not to be dealt with. As a parent Souad encourages her children to be with someone they would be happy with something that would not happen in her country where arranged marriages were the way of the land “It may be an Arab, a Jew, a Spaniard, an Italian.
Throughout the novel, Anna comes to realise who she really is and what her life means as she seems she was only born to help her sister survive. Anna is the main character in the novel, but throughout the novel the point of view changes to different people’s views such as Anna’s mum Sara. Anna is a main standout throughout the novel as she is the character that is most conflicted. She adores her sister and would do anything to keep her alive and healthy but the only problem is she doesn’t want to give up her body parts, she wants to be able to live a simple
I finally told Daddy that I love "him" more than I do Mother, to which he replied that it was just a passing phase, but I don’t think so. I simply can’t stand Mother, and I have to force myself not to snap at her all the time, and to stay calm, when I’d rather slap her across the face. (10/3/1942.2)” In her diary Anne describes her mother as cold and even says she 's not fit to be her mother. Anne thought that she really did not have the care of a mother at all. Anne criticized her mother 's parenting, “Mother has said that she sees us more as friends than as daughters.
Whether it be my graduation, my first job, my marriage, or my last words, I would want to clutch onto her hand to realize myself. Living an ordinary lifestyle without any extraordinary dream, mothers sacrifice everything for the betterment of her husband, her children and the rest of the family. From the time of breaking dawn till the midnight stroke, her back tearlessly strays though the windling day without having to rest for the slightest time. Her ego is calm, and her attitude soothing. From the morning Sun, her routine begins, and until her family is safely sleeping, her day won’t end.
This experience severely showed me how crucial, influential, and marvelous that my sister is to me. Though there are many negatives to the situation, there are also many positives. For example, I adapted and learned to be significantly more self- reliant and independent as I did not have a sister figure to rely on for doing all of the arduous activities at school. Another positive is that the relationship with my sister improved drastically as we did not see each other frequently and I had realized the importance of her in my life. Finally, there was the mentioned part of me obtaining her room and no more tedious errands along with the fact that I looked up to my sister as a role model to work harder and achieve magnificent things like she