Hair By Sandra Cisneros Summary

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In the vignette “Hairs” by Sandra Cisneros uses imagery to reveal that everyone might seem the same in a family, but on the inside each individual has a unique personality. Esperanza’s family has the same hair color, but individually their hair holds a story. Esperanza describes her parents and siblings hair by explaining how each of their hair feels,smells, and how different they are. Esperanza indicates, “My Papa’s hair is like a broom, all up in the air. And me, my hair is lazy. It never obeys barrettes or bands. Carlos’ hair is thick and straight. He doesn't need to comb it” (Cisneros 6). Esperanza illustrates how her father’s hair looks like a broom, sticking up in every direction. He father’s hair cannot be tamed, his hair is like a mad scientist.…show more content…
Carlos’ hair is “perfect” you could style it differently each day without trying to take out the knots out. Esperanza describes her mother's hair distinctively than the rest of her family's hair. Her mother’s hair is special to her because it gives her mixed emotion. Esperanza illustrates “... my mother’s hair, like little rosettes, like little candy circles all curly and pretty [...] sweet to put your nose into when she is holding you, holding you and you feel safe, the the warm smell of bread before you bake it” (Cisneros 6). Esperanza loves her mother very much, and explains her hair's appearance, like a mother loving her child. Esperanza expresses how her mother’s hair is like rosettes when she puts her hair up. She describes her hair beautiful and pretty after she puts her hair up in little circles which make her hair look curly. And every time Esperanza hugs her mother, she can smell the warmth of bread before it is baked, to Esperanza is smells like home and she feels safe. Her family may seem the same because they all look the same but in reality each hair holds a story with different
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