In the end, Esperanza is young and has hopes of one day leaving the house on Mango St. She has hopes of changing the same narrative that to many Chicanas fall victim 's too. Esperanza has hopes of becoming someone of significance. Someone who can later contribute a positive outlook to thousand 's of Chicanas from the barrio, who feel like it 's hopeless. Until then, Esperanza must continue collecting stories in that sad red house, on
At this point, it becomes extremely ironic. Her father tries to protect her from abuse by other boys, only to beat and abuse her himself. The father’s love turns out not to be so loving after all. In this case, her beauty is a ticket to get violated either at home or outside. Last but not least, Sally gets abused by boys because of her beauty.
As adolescent girls grow up they start to lose their inner kid that was once inside them. The said to be nature and source of the problem with adolescent girls are the fairy tales that are read to those girls at a young age. “Fairy tales capture the essence of this phenomenon,” (Pipher 12). These fairy tales show adolescent girls that if you go through a life threatening situation your prince charming will come to save you. It also teaches girls that through all of this they transform into “passive and docile creatures” (14-15).
Not only did Blanche have “...a disastrous marriage with a homosexual,...”(Dace), she also let her sexual urges get the best of her. She was a school teacher who got let go for messing with a young male student. For some reason, Blanche is attracted to younger men. “...Now run along, now, quickly! It would be nice to keep you, but I 've got to be good--and keep my hands off children.”(89) Blanche noticed the paper boy who came because he was a young one.
Sexuality in adolescence Sexuality is the most notorious and common sign of development in adolescence. “The House on Mango street”, by Sandra Cisneros is a coming of age novel, where Esperanza transitions from a girl into a young teen. In her journey, Esperanza comes across many challenges, she is forced to grow up by life’s adversities. In the short story “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid, a mother advises her daughter and scolds her into becoming a decent woman. In her guidance, the mother is worried about her daughter’s sexual activity and warns her about the consequences of improper behavior.
Stereotyping is something everyone does even if they do not want to, people just have to learn to get past it. People learn from a young age to stereotype, such as people who wear glasses are nerds and jocks and cheerleaders are dumb. This is not true at all, it is just what people immediately think. In the book stereotypes are objected. Such as a teenage girl being able to make enough for a family to survive (Maas).
Is a young girl that battles with the loneliness and shame of being poor. She is also a writer, and that’s the tool she uses to find who she really is. A tool powerful enough to reconcile with her pass, her community and it helps her to persevere when she goes to painful situations like the death of her parents and sexual abuse. In one line of the story Esperanza says: “I make a story for my life, for each step my brown shoe takes. I say, "And so she trudged up the wooden stairs, her sad brown shoes taking her to the house she never liked."
The male-dominated society that Esperanza grows up in forces the idea that women are weak and should stay locked in their houses while men go off to work. The men are immoral and seedy, as expressed in the chapter in which a homeless man leers and asks for a kiss from the little girls. Esperanza experiences the evil of her community when she is sexually assaulted, causing her to lose her previous desire to explore her sexuality. Before being assaulted, she wanted to be “beautiful and cruel” like her friend Sally, because Sally was what she understood to be a perfect woman. However, after her rape she decides that she needs to discover her own identity for herself.
Esperanza was warned by the store clerk to take her beautiful shoes off but she didn’t listen and then she asked everyone around town if they liked her shoes and then she had an altercation with a bum, “Do you like these shoes?... Do you like these shoes?... Do you like these shoes? Bum man says, yes, little girl… If I give you a dollar will you kiss me?”(Cisneros 41). Cisneros illustrates repetition of the words “Do you like these shoes” and this represented the insight of a loss of innocence because she was talking to strangers and showing her shoes off and that was when she met the bum.
Loss of Innocence In the book The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros demonstrates in her writing how a child can be forced to mature too rapidly. Esperanza encounters sexism, racism, and discrimination towards the poor that impacted her paradigm of the world around her. The motif occurring throughout the novel is how a young girl must become a woman before they are ready. In the chapter “The Monkey Garden”, Esperanza makes one of her final transitions into the woman, her environment forces her to be, this is shown by the change of her opinion of her shoes, the realization of woman accepting manipulation by men, and her loss of childlike interest in the Monkey Garden. First and foremost, the connection between loss of innocence and Esperanza’s
Francis did not necessarily know what was happening but he went straight to assuming about Atticus and called him that to scout. Scout did not understand what he was saying but she didn’t like the fact that even family was being rude and talking down on Atticus in his decision when what they don’t know why he is doing it. Atticus is already under enough pressure but to have his family start to tell him things about his kids only makes things worse. “Right, but do you think I could face my children otherwise? You know what 's going to happen as well as I do..”(Lee 117).
“Connor are you ok?” asked Laurel. Look I know I don’t know you that well but I think something about those kids story is bothering you” “I’m not bothered” said Connor aggressively. “I’m sorry, it’s just..it’s just I’m tired of shit like this always happening.’ Those two kids were doing nothing wrong. I remember being their age and how hard it was to be who you are and those kids are so brave.’ Then a rich douche bag this frat guy can come along and just hurt people out of nowhere and we’re all supposed to act like this is ok?” “It’s wrong.” Said Connor. And with an intense stare into wide open distance Connor began to feel his body filling with passion *Cue Motivational and catchy beats* “I’m going to make sure this guy goes down and I’m going to make sure that people know not to fuck with our Community.’ I’m going to free my