In the chapter "My Name", she mentions "the Chinese, like the Mexicans, don't want their women strong. "(Cisneros 10). Esperanza constantly feels as if she is burdened by her ethnicity and origin, wishing to get as far away as she can from it. Throughout the book, Cisneros gives multiple examples of the mistreatment of women. In the chapter "Rafaela Who Drinks Coconut and Papaya Juice on
Many girls desire a female role model from a young age. The way these women are treated, and deal with this treatment can heavily impact the way young girls view themselves, and their future as well. Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street brings attention to issues of sexism and gender roles. This is done through a series of vignettes about the main character Esperanza navigating life by the example of her many role models. Each role model impacts Esperanza in a special way, Sally who is married at 13, Marin who is waiting to be rescued by a man, and Alicia who is balancing school and home responsibilities.
She uses it to get what she wants which is why she tricks the reader sto think that she’s still in love with him when in reality it’s he’s money, like how she cried into Gatsby’s beautiful shirts (Fitzgerald 92). Also since Tom is always running off with another girl each night, Daisy may feel alone and in need for attention which is why she keeps sending mixed signals to Jay Gatsby in the novel. Since Daisy never admitted to Tom at the hotel about never loving him, this shows Daisy’s true colors, but Gatsby was already too deep to realize the mistakes he was making. So, that is why Daisy never attended Jay’s funeral because her true colors bursted, was afraid to ruin her reputation, and Gatsby gone means no more
She said”(97). Esperanza finds out that she needs to become promiscuous in order to be popular like Sally and she’s not comfortable with that idea. Later on Sally and Esperanza go to the carnival, Sally leaves her alone to go with a boy. Esperanza is now by herself vulnerable and ends up getting raped. She realizes that boys are not what she thought they were, so she decides to focus on herself.
Also, Atticus decides to defend a Negro which taught them about the division in their community and to follow what they believe is right. These lessons allow the children to fathom about the concepts of morals throughout the book. Comparatively, Alicia from The House on Mango Street is considered one of the most influential people in Esperanza’s life. Most of Esperanza’s friends such Sally and Marin, want to marry someone to have a better living for the rest of their lives. The presence of Alicia, a smart and hardworking first year university student who wants to attain a better life with her own hands without relying on anyone else, really inspires Esperanza to be an independent woman.
Johnson refuses to give the quilts to Wangero, one wonders if it was because she hated her daughter over the rejection of the family heritage, because she had found success, or if her daughter was an unlikeable character from the start. Was there a jealousy that her older daughter had found success and confidence when she would never know any, was she jealous of the confidence her daughter displayed by saying she did not have to live under the old ways anymore, or was she favoring Maggie over Wangero, since Maggie was flawed like herself? No matter whether one sides with Mrs. Johnson and Maggie on the value of the quilts, or with Wangero, the obvious schism is clear. Where one party values them because of the family connection, the other rejects that connection because it was born out of oppression and
In the end, she lets go of the negative ties to her life. The novel follows Stevie an eleven year old girl who lives in Southside Chicago throughout her middle and high school years. Stevie goes through the social pressure of her peers and family to tell her how to act, think, and look. Slowly throughout
The House on Mango Street, is a series of vignettes about a girl named Esperanza who is around the age of twelve at the beginning of the book it goes through Esperanza’s struggles with her identity, as she grows older and matures the struggles are focused on finding a connection with someone, and close to the end of the book Esperanza struggles with the idea of staying on Mango Street and live a life like other people in the community. Maturing into an adulthood, Esperanza accepts herself and has her own house just like how she wanted throughout the book. In the book she also talks about the house she lives in, her name, heritage, even detailed information about the neighborhood she lives in and the residents in the neighborhood. You learn and read how much Esperanza observed her community and how important to her the house she lived in and reaching the goal of living in a house on her own. Through my creative piece I wanted to emulate the figurative language Cisneros uses and also tries to write about a well-observed community that is out of the box.
For example, it shows it in this quote, “If George was there, she would fit right in, giggling and linking her arm in theirs” to be happy she needs to imagine being with friends and she can 't actually do that and she can 't be in a bikini giggling with girls because she is a boy and she is too scared to show her true identity, Melissa. It also shows that she can 't show her true identity in this quote from the story, “George loved to put on chapstick” George would love to put on lipstick but since she wants to hide her identity she just asks her mom for chap stick because it feels like lipstick but it helps with dry lips and she uses the whole stick and feels like a girl when she uses it.In addition, the last reason she needs to be herself in secret is from this quote,“ Melissa was the name that she called herself in the mirror when no one was watching” She needs to call herself the name that she wants in secret and can 't show her true identity and since she does not share this with her family they do not know her true Identity so people assume that the identity she has now is her true identity but it is
The biggest reason they didn’t allow women to run long distances is because they believed that it would mess up their reproductive system. They thought that the extensive fatigue would either hurt future children or make it so they couldn’t have children at all. At this point in time, it was still thought that the main role of women was to be in the house, and taking care of the children. This issue came up after the “Eleven Wretched Women” incident. In the 1928 Olympics held in Amsterdam, nine women ran in the first women’s 800-meter run.
Therefore he beat him up until his mom jumped in his place and got beat up instead, she would do anything for her children. This quote is relevant to the novel because in the beginning of the book O-lan was working for The Great House of Hwang, however, she never talked about it unless it was for her children’s sake. Wang Lung was surprised to hear that then reason that his son was misbehaving was because of women. O-lan suggested getting him a slave, however, his father would not allow that. He decided he was proud his son was a young lord.
Her mother said that they stayed there waiting for them to leave as the aunt gave birth in the pigsty. Kingston’s mother warns her never to tell her father that she knows, this was a warning to her not to follow in her footsteps. Quote: “We say that your father has all brothers because it is as if she had never been born” Pg. 323 Response: This story gets right to the point fast. I understand with the culture in China, they don’t deal with disgrace well, but why was this women hunted