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
Sometimes you have to realize what you have already before wanting more. The Vignettes The House on Mango Street and Mango Says Goodbye Sometimes from the novel The House on Mango Street, both discuss a time of advent and a time of parting. A girl named Esperanza had just moved away from a living situation which she thought was horrible. Esperanza felt her new house, while nicer, was still not as nice as she thought it it would be and embarrassing. Throughout her life, Esperanza had moved from place to place not feeling happy.
Esperanza said, "The house on Mango Street is ours, and we don’t have to pay rent to anybody." (3) This quote shows that Esperanza and her family are proud to own a house of their own, but the reality of her situation is that she is still very poor and the house is not expensive to own. Towards the end of the book, Esperanza says, "Not a flat. Not an apartment in back. Not a man's house.
Early in the book, Esperanza is portrayed as an innocent young girl. In the vignette “Boys & Girls”, Esperanza unveils her thoughts about the opposite gender. She explains how boys and girls seem to “live in separate worlds” (Cisneros 8). At this point of the story, Esperanza have no desire to interact with the opposite sex and displays no interest in them of any kind. She also states, “My brothers for example.
The House on Mango Street, authored by Sandra Cisneros, created a feeling of depression throughout most of the book, however in the end left the reader with a feeling that hope is possible. In the book, the houses represent how the characters’ feel or describe the family’s situation. For instance, Esperanza’s house on Mango Street represents her shame, the family’s poverty, and Esperanza’s sadness. Believing that living in a bigger and prettier home, she would achieve her fantasy of wealth and happiness. When Esperanza considered the homes on Mango Street, they represented the feeling of a prison that traps the family, but especially the women, and leaves them with little hope.
She talks about how her mother raised her and her three brothers after their father left them when she was very young and when the children were young, their mother would go to work, and their drunk, abusive uncle would care for them. The Self and Identity concept also related to In Search of Sangum because she is struggling to find herself and figure out who she was. Overall these two stories definitely had their difference and similarities and tie into one
Despite this daydream, Mama remains a woman with few illusions about how things are going and how will it be. As Dee hold an alternative person when she renamed herself as Wangaro her mother rejected a traditional gender role. She sometimes turn her back on the house because it confess
The search for independence can be a tedious task and individuals may go their whole lives looking for it and being unable to find it. This is true for that of Lily Bart in The House of Mirth written by Edith Wharton. Lily is not content with the life she now lives and craves an independent lifestyle where she does not have to rely on others for social and financial support. Yet by further analyzing the text Lily’s search for independence leads to her ultimate demise. In the first chapters of The House of Mirth Wharton establishes various conditions that Lily desires.
In the Vignett The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros the main theme was that no matter what trials life throws at a person, one can always prevail in the end by sticking to who they truly are.. From the beginning of the novel, the main character, Esperanza, is eager to belong, whether that is to a group of people or in the beginning a house. When her parents do get a house it’s not what Esperanza had imagined it to be, it did not fit what she thought a dream house would be like. Her desire to get out of Mango Street and become someone is her ultimate driving force in this book. Going through several events like rape, sexual assault and even witnessing abusive behavior towards women in her neighborhood all of these things encourages her to do better for herself. Esperanza’s childhood has been one with loneliness and sexual exploitation.
When Holden was talking about his parents, he said “I thought of maybe hanging up if my parents answered, but that wouldn't've worked, either. They'd know it was me. My mother always knows it's me. She's psychic.” This quote explains how Holden is too afraid to even talk to his parents nevermind go