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. “One day i will pack my bags of books and paper. One day I will say goodbye to Mango. I am too strong for her to keep me forever.” as Esperanza stated in the Chapter “Mango Says Goodbye Sometimes”. This quotations illustrates how Esperanza will leave Mango Street due to her years of hard work, strength in
She accepts that fact that she grew up on Mango Street, but that will not hold her back from moving away and growing as a person. Esperanza says that she will come back, she will come back for “the ones I left behind... the ones who cannot out”. (Cisneros 110). Esperanza is able to go through a change and accept who she is through her community and her family. She is able to use her situation to empower herself, and to be hopeful in her own
“But outside they can’t be seen talking to girls” (Cisneros 4). Esperanza mentions how “ boys and the girls live in separate worlds” (Cisneros 8).This shows how much they are separated. Since her family is not financially stable, she lives in a neighborhood where rapes, murders, and kidnappings are prone to happen. Men are often the predators and women are most often the prey. Esperanza’s first experience with injustice was when she got her first job at Peter Pan Photo Finishers.
When the two girls go to enter Cathy’s house, the steps leading to the door are slanted and badly made. Cathy provides the excuse that they were “made that way on purpose... so the rain will slide off it.” Both these girls view their houses as more than just a place to sleep, but rather a statement about themselves and about their families. The grass is always greener on the other side, but Esperanza wants it to be otherwise. Esperanza wants to live a large house, like those on the hill her father works at. Esperanza gives a detailed description of her dream house in the first vignette, “The House on Mango Street.” She longs for a large, white house with stairs like those seen on T.V., a basement and three bathrooms or more.
“Good people fall in that town, but only strong people rise again.” (Myers 128) In the stories of Romeo and Juliet and Street Love, Juliet and Junice have many similar characteristics and are faced with many of the same challenges . On the other hand, they are very different in many ways, such as lifestyle and how challenges are dealt with . Juliet comes from a rich family, who provides and controls her decisions which disables her from being independent. The bad part about her family and the nurse supporting her so much is that she has no freedom of making her own decisions in her life. Junice, who lives in poverty and has nobody on her side to guide her through making the right choices for the future because he mom is in prison.
Sally also shows these same trends of being forced to be a caregiver. It says on page 101 sally even gets less than that “Looking out the window is the last hope and pleasure of many of the trapped women of Mango Street, but Sally’s husband denies her even that.” The book The House on Mango Street is used in my opinion to show the impact of others around you, the impact of men on women just seems the most apparent. It shows how others before you can make you live life with such narrow vision, such little possible imagination, especially when you don't know what to imagine. Esperanza is different, that is how the author needed it, to show us that people can be different, that change is
Accepting the world and surrendering to injustices doesn’t require bravery but imagining a better future does. In The House on Mango Street, Esperanza ponders a future where she moves from her sad little home to her very own ideal haven when she says, "Do you wish your feet would one day keep walking...and maybe your feet would stop in front of a house, a nice one with flowers and big windows and steps for you to climb up...” (Cisneros 82). Eventually, Esperanza escapes her situation. But in order for her to reach this point, she must take the first step and allow herself hope. She doesn’t ignore the fact that she lives in a low-class neighborhood.
“No, this isn’t my house I say and shake my head as if shaking could undo the year I’ve lived here (Cisneros 106).” This quote shows Esperanza’s unwillingness of accepting her poor neighbourhood because of the violence and inequality that has happened in it. In the House on Mango Street, the author, Sandra Cisneros, shows that there is a direct link between inequality, violence and poverty. The House on Mango Street shows women are held back by the inequalities that they face. Cisneros shows that racism prevents individuals from receiving job opportunities which leads to poverty and violence. The House on Mango Street shows that the basis of violence and poverty are social inequality.
Society Changes People Society can change people positively or negatively. In the novel, Farenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, Mildred is the wife of the main character, Guy Montag. First, we realize that Mildred is self-centered because she only thinks about her own benefits. She does not care about anyone but her fake family. She is so out of control that she doesn’t even take care of her own self at times.
Whether it be devices, automobiles, or even a home. In the story, “The House on Mango Street”, Sandra Cisneros examines a young girl who has to deal with her family living in poverty. The family is constantly moving and they finally have a home but it isn’t the one the family talks about. Throughout the story, there is a theme of the connection of a home and identity. The narrator identifies herself with her home and is ashamed of it.
She asks “who’s going to do it?” (107), and discovers that it will be her responsibility. Mango Street became a part of Esperanza; one day she will leave Mango Street, but she will have to return in order to improve the neighborhood better because nobody else
Now Jane knows how to be selective while buying books and maybe in her daily lifestyle, and that you shouldn’t be “thin enough to be a ballerina” (Warren 16 – 17) and worry about her figure, (at least at her young age). That being said, the mother can act whoever she wants but, as long as she gives a good example and becomes a positive influence onto Jane’s life, there’s nothing wrong with it. Why is the fathers’ money