As she begins to mature she learns a valuable lesson on how cruel society can be and just how hard it can be to be a girl who is growing up. In the short story The House On Mango Street, the author Sandra Cisneros uses Esperanza’s struggles and moments of growth as a girl
Jing-mei evolves from an optimistic girl to a spiteful rebel as a defense mechanism against her mother’s pressure, carrying her rebellious identity until she reaches peace later in adulthood. Initially, Jing-mei finds happiness in trying to realize her inner prodigy, but this state quickly changes. She begins “just as excited as my mother, maybe even more so,” eager to reveal her talents.
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros tells of a willful young girl named Esperanza who dreams big despite her surroundings and restrictions. Throughout the book, she endures the trials and tribulations of growing up, illuminating her experiences through a variety of different symbols. One recurring theme that Cisneros applies to the story is the loss of innocence. Representations such as a house, high heels, and a garden help in giving insight to how Esperanza’s childhood was taken away from her too young too soon. Early in the book, Esperanza is portrayed as an innocent young girl.
In the same scene, Juliet demonstrates her transition to womanhood by breaking ties with her family and re-stating her loyalties to Romeo. Although “maturing woman” could seem redundant or repetitive, the fact that they are closely linked creates the idea that, throughout the play, this ‘growing aspect’ is the most important facet of her person. “Maturation” encompasses her change, from the beginning of the play until the end, as well as her sneakiness, and clever way with words, as well as leads into the other points. “Woman” reinforces the idea of maturing, and also puts into perspective Juliet’s place in society as a teenage girl, giving reason for why she did what she did, first changing her loyalties, as well as how she took matters into her own hands. Once analysing the further parts of the play, it’s almost laughable to think of Juliet as some wilting flower.
In The House on Mango Street, most of the characters presented are women living on the neighbourhood of Esperanza.They are described through Esperanza own perspective and by her own standards. The main protaganis of the book is herself.Throughout the entire book we learn about her and how she slowly evolves and grow up. She starts as a young teenager that doesn 't like boys that much, she isn 't interested in the idea of a relationship. She is really childlike at first but, then after following her friend Marin, Rachel and Lucy, she starts to grasp more about what it means to be a women. She starts as individualist although she wants to help her friends when they are in trouble She is ashamed of where she lives in the beginning of the novel but in the end, she understands that she has to involve herself in the community to improve the place, even if she is moving out one day, she should still come back to help her family and
While as informed by the author Beloved has no good intentions but only to cause Sethe pain, Seth can’t because she is blinded by her aim to make it up “to her daughter.” Blinded by her love for her daughter, Sethe continually shares information about her past with Beloved which ultimately serves as a catalyst for the materialization of unpleasant memories she had lived to suppress. While Denver, Sethe’s child relates well with Beloved under the impression that she is creating a bond with her, she is oblivious to the fact that beloved is using that opportunity to make her mother suffer and destroy her. Through highlighting the experiences of these characters at this point, Morrison sets out to use the trauma theory to show the implications of trauma and the actions people result to to go through their experiences. In this case, the author shows guilt as an outcome of trauma and how Sethe blinded by her guilt gets exploited and even at some time her pain get intentionally added. Informed by the insights of the trauma theory, the author shows the far-reaching implications of trauma where in the case of the characters, they become reckless and oblivious even in situations where other people seek to abuse and cause them harm (Kreyling
First she tries to persuade her more reserved sister Ismene to help her. Once Antigone starts to realize her argument isn 't working she asks, “A true sister or a traitor to family?” (Sophocles et al. 190). Antigone uses a pathos or an emotional appeal here to try and convince Ismine. The appeal will help convince Ismene because no one wants to be called a traitor because it has a negative connotation.
She simultaneously loves and resents her children because, while she is their mother, she feels that they have taken away her freedom and self-purpose. As Edna journeys in her awakening, she strives to find meaning for herself as Edna, not her children's mother. To prove she is more than just a mother, she distances herself from normal motherly responsibilities. “He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children. If it was not a mother's place to look after children, whose on earth was it?”(Chopin, 15) Edna's neglect of her children stems from others expectations for her to submit to and look after her
Esperanza’s identity and Her Thoughts on Growing Up. The House on Mango Street written by Sandra Cisneros. Sandra Cisneros tells a story about a girl named Esperanza, who is living her life on Mango Street, and the difficulties she faces about growing up and finding out who she is. In the beginning, Esperanza is not completely ready to grow up. She does not believe her name fits her, or the outcome of her destiny.
At first, Cecile is depicted as an evil mother that doesn’t care about her kids and is extremly selfish. However, as the story goes further on, Cecil becomes a friendly, sympathetic character to the readers. The author manages to unearth the mother’s true personality. The readers learn about her tragic chilhood and her reason for being so reluctant with her children. Also, Cecil is later one revealed as a freedom fighter and a fierce black woman which attracts the readers to her.