Esperanza Vs. Marin In The House On Mango Street

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The two characters, Esperanza and Marin, from the book, “The House on Mango Street”, both want more in life, but must face many obstacles to get that. The main character, Esperanza, has moved from many different houses with her family for years. She is currently living in the house on Mango street. Even though Mango street is a much better house than the houses she has lived in the past she wants more. Esperanza has the responsibility of her younger sister, Nenny. Esperanza does not like being responsible for Nenny. She wants a best friend of her own, not just Nenny. “Until then I am a red balloon, a balloon tied to an anchor” (Cisneros 9). Esperanza believes she is tied down and held back from what she wants. She wants a best friend and she
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