My two shoes waiting beside the bed” (108). The house of her dreams will be her house because she doesn’t want to be controlled by a man as so many of the women in her stories were. The shoes waiting beside her bed could represent her old life that is still a part of her, but which no longer binds her down since they are beside the bed and not on her feet. This new house could represent the freedom she feels when she writes her stories. When she writes her stories down, “Mango says goodbye” and that old house “does not hold me with both arms.
Women wanted their men to be with them but they had to work day and night for their men’s the women could not be around them as much as they did but it was really against the law.Women were forced to share rooms with others and they had to wait to go shopping until other women were ready (Lemon).Women really did not need to wait on the others they are grown they had to sleep with others also it was not right and not apart of the law.In the spite of the discrimination women faced to fight labor market and depression (Lemon). Women wanted to have their things in private and not around other the women 's depression were to provide opportunities for not just themselves but other women also. Women in the 1930s were trying to keep jobs and were working day and night trying to keep their family’s some food in their homes, because many women could not get jobs because they were not married. Many women had quit their jobs because they went low on money because they had to share it with other women. They did this so other women would have an enough to pay their bills and get food and clothes.
They assume that she does not leave the house because of that. The reality according to Esperanza is that she does not leave the house because she misses Mexico and does not know English. Mamacita misses a home, yet is constantly arguing with her husband because she is home. She struggles with accepting her home and does not realize that her home is where she is. Even though she misses Mexico and does not know English, she can still leave her house.
This quote reinforces the significance windows have. Sally is prevented this escape and is confined and trapped by her husband. Sally’s husband does not want her to realize the life that she is missing on the outside and potentially come to her senses about their marriage. Both Rafaela and Sally are confined by their husbands. Rafaela’s husband is worried that she is too beautiful and will run away while Sally’s husband limits her contact with the outside world.
She uses her brothers as an example, which she says “they’ve got plenty to say to me and Nenny inside the house. But outside they can’t be seen talking to girls” (8). In other words, her brothers are being hypocritical in a sense that they would not talk to Esperanza and her sister in public but behind closed doors they speak to them. Hence, Esperanza is forced to socialize with Nenny. She observes that Carlos and Kiki, her brothers, are each other’s best friend.
Her magic and overall power is too different from any ordinary person and could easily be seen as dangerous from other people’s perspective. This is what forces her to hide these powers most of time and confine herself in her home to avoid risking anything. The conflict with Circe doing this is that she experiences loneliness and sometimes would wish she could just live life like any other human. When Circe does what she did to Florence it goes to show how dangerous a character like Circe could be in a modern setting. Furthermore, the realization Circe experiences when the police arrive at Florence’s house allows readers to remember that most if not all actions can be fixed.
They would watch him so he couldn’t sneak out of the house at sundown.Therefore, the Lords and Ladies Capulet and Montague don’t understand love if they don’t love their own children. It’s hard to understand love if you don’t have
“Knowing that she cannot improve herself well by following her family and society imprudently, Esperanza is well aware that she will be unable to manage to have her own home or freedom if she does exactly what others do” (Kalay). Having friends while going through puberty seems essential in a young girl’s life, but Esperanza does not feel affixed to the girls who she spends time with, intensifying her loneliness, which makes finding her own identity even harder. Just like Esperanza wants a “real” house of her own and a true identity, she also wishes for friends that she feels connected with. “Someday I will have a best friend all my own. One I can tell my secrets to.
Her opposition to american incorporation can be seen as noble and brave, facing up to her husband and reality alike, but it holds her back to where she can never truly make progress. She goes as far as to have her husband paint her apartment pink: “but it’s not the same, you know. She still sighs for her pink house, and then I think she cries”(77). Mamacita’s very dreams are what hold her back, and the vain desire to go and see home again keep her from accepting her new life. Escape is a common theme throughout the female characters of The House on Mango Street, but it is probably Mamacita whose desire to escape is the most prominent, to the point where it is what unfortunately keeps her ‘trapped’ there.
In “A Respectable Woman” by Kate Chopin, Mrs. Baroda struggles with her desires of wanting to be free from her marriage, but she doesn’t want to break society’s role for her. For example, her house guest Gouvernail was sitting next to her alone one night, and “the stronger the impulse grew to bring herself near him, the further. . .did she draw away from him” (Paragraph 27 Chopin). Mrs. Baroda fights with her internal desire of longing to be with him, yet she feels