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.
She says, “ Well, I ain’t giving you no trouble. Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in awhile? Think I like to stick in that house alla time?” By what she said here, you can tell that she felt very lonely. While she was talking to Lennie, you could tell she enjoyed the time that they took to talk. Curley’s wife felt lonely because people thought that all she did was cause trouble and she was bad news, when all she wanted is to talk to someone and socialize because she was lonely.
Unfortunately, her choice proves virulent because her life with him causes her suffering and abuse. Heathcliff speaks of his wife with full disgust. Isabella trusts him, but it turns out that he only causes her grief and pain. Lastly, Catherine Linton lived a happy life with many loved ones around her, but when she left she went in to an awful environment. At Thrushcross Grange, Cathy’s family always addressed her as “love” or “miss,” but after she marries Linton and moves to Wuthering Heights, she lives with exclamations from Joseph that she would “goa raight to the t’devil” (10) and from Heathcliff that “[she is] an insolent slut” (234) and “a damnable witch.” (234) Catherine went from being the apple of everyone’s eye to having such hatred cast upon her.
She has always wanted to have a house of her own and she has a low self-esteem (House on Mango Street 47.) Esperanza is very insecure of herself because she believes she is less for having a poor house and for not being like other girls who get attention from everyone (House on Mango Street 45.) Based on her actions, I don’t think Esperanza is Christian. She is very unhappy with what she has and who she is (House on Mango Street 5.) If Esperanza was Christian, she would be joyful with what she has and thank God for having what she has.
Her parents go as far to ask her why she is silent. She kept her secret so long that she now views it as a second nature to be quiet. Resentment and hate are two very strong words usually not used to describe friends. Her relationship with Heather turns sour when Heather decides that the depressed girl with a bad reputation cannot be her friend. Melinda cannot even start over with new friends.
The group makes up a kind of community, but these women cannot communicate, and each keeps to her place without much complaint, these women give Esperanza a vivid picture of what it is like to be trapped, hardening her resolve not to be like her great-grandmother. The trapped women on Mango Street, Cisneros depict a row of third-floor apartments as jail cells. Some of the women are stuck because of their husbands, but Esperanza implies that some of them could do more to change their situations. Her capacity for both empathy and pity grows as she understands their particular stories better than the story of her great-grandmother, whom she never met. Esperanza’s long-dead
The affair kept her away from her freedom to being with Robert so she left hi. She hides her feelings away from the people she loves and has no power to say because she 's weak. Her suicide gives the chance of whom she loves the chance of happiness without her. It 's not an act of selfishness but an act of freedom for both
Dee tries her best to stray away from the life she once had and went the extent of changing her name. Dee tells her mother “I couldn't have it any longer, been named after the people who oppress me. You know as well as me you was named after your aunt dicie.” displaying Dee’s unwillingness to be associated with her family and past. Not being able to accept these two circumstances reveals her betrayal towards her own heritage. Putting herself beyond her past, Dee shows her lack of appreciation of her own family history and what her name actually means to her.
One theme that has played throughout the novel is freedom ("The Awakening"). Edna wants to find freedom because she feels trapped in her life. Edna Pontellier wants to know what it is like to live outside of being a wife and a mother. Edna tasted a little bit of freedom from her children whenever they went to Iberville. To gain freedom from her husband, she refuses to have sexual relations with him, and she abruptly stopped her Tuesday obligations of meeting people at the house which made him furious.