Comparing Bless Me Ultima And The House On Mango Street

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English First Semester Final Essay To many readers, the most enjoyable stories are the ones that take place without sorrow, and betrayal. While these are both tragic topics, some pieces of literature are fantastic, while still broaching topics that may be harmful to the characters themselves. In the novel Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, the play A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare, and the novella The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, all contain examples of the these specific topics. These pieces of literature all share common themes of family, magic, and betrayal. A common theme in the stories is, when people are not in control of situations and things that happen in their lives, they can react in ways not typical of their character, and this can cause them to make bad decisions. Furthermore, in Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya the main character Antonio has faith that Andrew will remedy the situation, and assist them, but instead Andrew betrays him when he sees Andrew at Rosie’s place and Andrew …show more content…

This situation showed her inability to react normally in a tough situation. This showed how Esperanza acted differently during a time in which she could not change the situation. Furthermore, in The House on Mango Street, an example of the theme is exhibiting when Esperanza had to help her friend by the name of Sally. During this time in which Esperanza acted rash when she thought something bad would happen to Sally unless she helped her. Sally is at the fair. Sally and Esperanza go to the fair alone, and Esperanza is raped by the red clowns. Sally acts in a way different to her character when faced with a tough decision of choosing between Esperanza or not. In the novella of The House on Mango Street, there were examples of Esperanza, when faced with hardship acting out of

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