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.
Edna said “She was trapped in motherhood.” She didn’t like the lifestyle she was given, she had lost the love for Leonce even though he was in love with her. This evidence into the theme which is people
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.
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.”
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 insecurities don’t reflect a Christian attitude either because God made everyone unique and with different talents and qualities.
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. Without coming clean and freeing her “reputation” she is unable to change.
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
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.
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. Edna wants to rent her own place instead of living at home.
Nevertheless, Lily was able to prevail her mental incarceration and come to terms with her mother’s death. With accepting who her mother was and what had happened, Lily was able to move forward with her life at the Boatwright’s house. Throughout The Secret Life Of Bees, Lily struggles to find how to live life freely, like many people do. She is constantly restrained by her problems.
As a child, Esperanza wants only escape from mango Street. Her dream of independents and "self-definition" also means leaving her family behind without any responsibilities to her family. Throughout the book, her has also faced some situation where is feels ashamed to be part of the Mango Street community and in some instances refuses to admit she has anything to do with mango street. At the beginning of the book near the earlier chapters, Esperanza feels very insecure about herself in general along with the house that she lives in. As mentioned before, she doesn’t want to discuss her name nor where she lives.
Here Hawthorne proves that Hester remained in the community because she felt as if it was the place where she should still serve consequences for her sin. As the quote says, her entire struggle with sin, sorrow, and shame have all been established in the the Puritan society. After facing humiliating experiences she is convinced she would be unable to start over somewhere new. As a result, Hester 's shame and sorrow led her to becoming more of an outcast to the Puritan
Esperanza’s Odyssey Esperanza ’s journey of self-identification is apparent in the novel “House on Mango Street”. Her hopes of leaving the barrio were clearly shown in different vignettes: “House on Mango Street”, “Bums in the attic”, “Beautiful and Cruel”, and so on. Her process of self-identification will entail her realizing that she is growing more mature, figuring out her sexuality, and understanding her culture as a Latina.
Ochoa-Estevanes1 Introduction A. In the book, Esperanza experiences different individuals down where she lives. B. While Esperanza is always in the process of moving, she explains her life on Mango Street to one of the unique experience for her. C. The book, The House on Mango Street, is a great example of a Hispanic young lady taking what she loves, sees and explains her feelings towards her house by using literary elements such as imagery and allegory.