At first Esperanza believes her name expresses herself as a person, but she accepts it. Even though, Esperanza was ashamed of living on Mango Street that is the place she lived, and had many experiences. The vignettes that were described about Esperanza’s situation of identity and growing up is all a worry. In the end Esperanza’s writing will express her feeling from Mango Street, and she will come back to write about the house that she belongs but does not belong
accepts finally Mango street as part of her identity but does not want it to be her only recognition. In the final chapter E. finally believes she belongs at Mango street and accepts her roots,”But what I remember most is Mango Street, the house I belong but do not belong to…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 here forever… Friends and neighbors will say, What happened to that Esperanza? … They do not know I have gone away to come back… For the ones who cannot" The House on Mango Street 109- 110).E.
Just as Esperanza expresses her distaste for her shabby new house in the vignette “House on Mango Street”, she also exhibits a strong desire for her own home, stating “I knew then I had to have a house. A real house. One I could point to” (Cisneros 5). Esperanza’s dream of owning her own house, derived from her dissatisfaction with the impoverished nature of the house on Mango Street, illustrates that Esperanza’s dreams originate from her poverty. Similarly, Esperanza continues with this idea of owning her own house in the vignette “Bums in the Attic”, where after expressing resentment towards her family’s pitiful visits to a house they could never afford, Esperanza declares, “One day I’ll own my own house but I won’t forget who I am or where I came from” (Cisneros 87).
In The House on Mango Street, most of the characters presented are women living on the neighbourhood of Esperanza.They are described through Esperanza own perspective and by her own standards. The main protaganis of the book is herself.Throughout the entire book we learn about her and how she slowly evolves and grow up. She starts as a young teenager that doesn 't like boys that much, she isn 't interested in the idea of a relationship. She is really childlike at first but, then after following her friend Marin, Rachel and Lucy, she starts to grasp more about what it means to be a women. She starts as individualist although she wants to help her friends when they are in trouble She is ashamed of where she lives in the beginning of the novel but in the end, she understands that she has to involve herself in the community to improve the place, even if she is moving out one day, she should still come back to help her family and
The reaction to this small house affects her to dream of living in a house of her own (Cisneros 4). Esperanza isn’t all that wealthy; this is evident when they can’t afford lunch meats so she makes a rice Maggard 3 sandwich (Cisneros 44). Overall Esperanza learns to cope with her living situation just talking to people and she also works really hard in school and at home and eventually moves away. These three characters have proved to all be very unique and different. Esperanza’s story took place in the 80’s while Melinda’s took place in the 90’s and Scout’s in the 30’s.
He goes as far as to buy a house across the bay just so she would notice him. He also seems to not care that she is still married to Tom, and gets frustrated when she doesn 't comply with his request for her to ditch him. Nick on the other hand has a strong attraction for Jordan Baker. Both of them are on the same social status but, Jordan cannot make her own decisions and is controlled financially by her Aunt. Nick seems to altogether disregard her passion of cheating lying and being uninterested in other people and gets disappointed when she could care less about Myrtle 's death.
Response Paper to The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros The book The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is in most ways a typical coming-of-age novel. It deals with the growing up of Esperanza, a young Latina girl. In this novel Cisneros lets the reader take part in the life of a girl not only struggling with poverty and identity, but with everyday problems like friends, school, and boys. The first thing that impressed me was Cisneros’ ability to convincingly write from a teenager’s perspective. And I think it is quite different from other coming-of-age novels.
In The Street, Petry uses the settings to show how much the image of a certain place can affect a mother 's decision. While looking for a home, Lutie Johnson stumbles upon a street with “every scrap of paper (along the street) theater throwaways, announcements of dances and lodge meetings, the heavy waxed paper that loaves of bread had been wrapped in, the thinner waxed paper that had enclosed sandwiches…” The condition of the street represents the low standards that Lutie Johnson has to hold in order to find a home that can house her
Her first companion, Cathy, is a fleeting friendship in light of the fact that Cathy 's dad soon moves the family away in light of the fact that the area is getting terrible, or as such getting to be more occupied by lower-class Latinos like Esperanza 's gang. Two other young sisters, then again, receive Esperanza into their circle when she chips in cash to help them purchase a bike. Lucy and Rachel help Esperanza contemplate the miracles of growing up by creating rhymes about hips and cat walking around Mango Street in high-heeled shoes. The more experienced children on Mango Street open Esperanza 's eyes to the hardships confronted by minors in unpleasant neighborhoods. Louie 's cousin 's car- theft, the attempt at murder and fleet of a kid, and Marin’s own edgy efforts to find a spouse to take her away shows Esperanza the restricted potential outcomes she herself faces.
Pilar views her absence from Cuba from a place of psychological trauma, viewing her exiled state in the same way as her destiny: uncontrollable, regardless of her misunderstanding of the political turmoil and consequences associated with Cuba (Garcia 199). Because of this, Cuba’s absence—which is felt strongly by Pilar—becomes a source of paralysis for her; she is unable to form a stable, American identity, hyperaware of her liminality between being Cuban or American. This also causes estrangement within Pilar’s family, especially in consideration of her relationship with her mother. In fact, Pilar, in a state of confusion and desperation, remarks at one point in the novel, “I wonder how Mom could be Abuela Celia’s daughter. And what I’m doing as my mother’s daughter.
For instance, Lakshmi is told that “the Americans will trick [her] into running away…[then] shame [her] and make [her] walk naked through the streets” (McCormick 142). This lie causes Lakshmi to believe for a while that she cannot trust the Americans. Her ignorance almost causes her not to be saved by them. In addition, Lakshmi is also lied to by Mumtaz because Mumtaz states that “[Lakshmi] will have to work at [Happiness House]…, until [her] debt is paid off” (McCormick 106). Mumtaz saying this puts false hope into Lakshmi because she thinks there is a debt to pay when really there is not.