She is 14 year old girl struggling with becoming a woman in a male dominated world, as well as choosing whether she wants to be popular or not. In the the book The House on Mango Street Esperanza is shown to become a dynamic character throughout the story. This is shown by how she is at the beginning when she changes and why. In the beginning Esperanza cares about popularity her appearance and boys. This is all shown in the chapter “Chanclas”.
At one point, a young girl wanted to touch Esperanza's doll ,but Esperanza thought she was dirty so Esperanza didn't let her touch it. Her mother seemed very angry, and at the time Esperanza didn't know why. As the situation progressed Esperanza understood that what she did was wrong. When Esperanza was wealthy she didn't really think about how hard it was for the people who got deported from the camps. So she didn't really care about those people, but as Esperanza had to live the lifestyle of fear for deportation, she felt bad for the people who were deported.
Esperanza loves her mother very much, and explains her hair's appearance, like a mother loving her child. Esperanza expresses how her mother’s hair is like rosettes when she puts her hair up. She describes her hair beautiful and pretty after she puts her hair up in little circles which make her hair look curly. And every time Esperanza hugs her mother, she can smell the warmth of bread before it is baked, to Esperanza is smells like home and she feels safe. Her family may seem the same because they all look the same but in reality each hair holds a story with different
Esperanza - is the protagonist her personality is very bratty.Her goal was to get abuelita to the camp. Tio Luiz- is the antagonist he was very greedy and jealous his goal was to marry mama and send Esperanza to boarding school Mama -is personality is very kind and sweet.her goal was for Esperanza to have everything she wanted. Miguel- personality is very calm and gentle.His goal was to make his life better. Abuelita-personality is wise and corsages.Her goal was to make her family come together better grandmother. Esperanza rising is the name of the book.
Esperanza starts off shy and powerless but realizes her mistake and becomes independent and successful. Sally, on the other hand, lives an entirely abusive lifestyle and never seems to become free. Thus justifying that women should have equal roles and opportunity in society as men
Powerless Imagine all limbs turned to stone, unable to move or shout no matter how hard one tries. Powerless. This is life for 12 year old Esperanza as a poor, Hispanic girl. Much like a bad dream where one cannot move, Esperanza has no power or voice; her entire life resembles this nightmare. She is discriminated against, not only for her race, but for her gender and social status as well.
Because of this, Esperanza feels like she does not deserve to feel pretty. A proof of this is when Esperanza says, “ Everybody is laughing except me, because I’m wearing the new dress, pink and white with stripes, and new under clothes, and new socks and the old saddle shoes I wear to school, brown and white, the kid I get every September because they last long and they do” (47). Esperanza notices how everyone is having a lot of fun at the party, except for herself, because she’s wearing her chanclas. The one thing that hold Esperanza back from feeling pretty and having a good time are her shoes. Her family cannot afford to get Esperanza new shoes for special occasions, so she’s stuck wearing the same shoes she wears to everyday to school to the party.
Seeing not only her mother but her female friends and family members regret their choices, Esperanza is deeply affected and succeeds on making changes that allow her a better life. Esperanza realizes that what other females in her life regret the most is their lack of independence. She summarizes her thoughts of her own independence when she states what she wants, “Not a man’s house. Not a daddy’s. A house all my own.
This mom is also there for emotional support when Esperanza needed it. She is also one of the strongest women in the plot of the story. This makes Esperanza look up to her mom and make herself want to be a strong woman when she grows up. Esperanza's mom helps influence the way Esperanza wants to live her life in the future. The last of the three most influential characters is Marin.
Esperanza’s house on Mango Street is not the house she dreamed on when she lived on Loomis Street, not the kind of house her parent’s talked about, not the house she wanted. Her house on Mango Street is a small, red house with even smaller stairs leading to the door. The brick are falling out of place and to get inside, one must shove the door, swollen like Esperanza’s feet in later vignettes, open. Once inside, where you are never very far from someone else, there are small hallway stairs that lead to the only one shared bedroom and bathroom. This house is just, “For the time being,” Esperanza claims, for this is nothing like the house she longs for.