Freedom In The House On Mango Street

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Sandra Cisneros, the author of the book The House on the Mango Street, conveys that girls or women do not have as much freedom as guys do, the girls or women are always ruled or controlled by someone mostly male, and they always have to be the one to follow the rules. As Esperanza grows up she observes many girls who are in the conditions that they are not supposed to be in. The girls have no freedom and they are always supposed to listen to the guy in the family. One observation Esperanza observes is that girls are controlled by men all the time and because of listening to men those girls are locked inside. For example as Esperanza says, “And then Rafaela, who is still young but getting old from leaning out the window so much, gets locked indoors because her husband is afraid Rafaela will run away since she is too beautiful to look at” ( Cisneros # 79 ). This shows that girls are locked indoors and kept captive. Girls are not allowed…show more content…
For example, Esperanza states that “I am the one who leaves the table like a man, without putting back the chair or picking up the plate” ( Cisneros # 89 ). This reveals that Esperanza is not going to fall in the category of all other women who has to follow all the rules and clean up after the men. This also shows that the girls are always expected to do certain things and which is becoming a maid for a men. The women are just supposed to do all the cleaning, pushing, and the men are like the guests who needs special care. The women has no freedom when they are always looking after the men and cleaning all the men’s
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