The House on Mango Street creates an interesting point of view of tragic experiences involving Esperanza and her life. This story expresses interesting thoughts about Esperanza as a normal teenage girl. Esperanza wants to experience new things and she is trying to define herself. She thinks about many things and can't keep focused on what she wants. Like most teenagers, Esperanza is lost and makes stupid decisions sometimes.
So she didn't really care about those people, but as Esperanza had to live the lifestyle of fear for deportation, she felt bad for the people who were deported. To sum it all up, Esperanza went from riches to rags, bratty to well behaved, and from not working at all to working very hard thanks to her experiences throughout the book. Looks like being poor was more beneficial than being rich. I think kids nowadays could learn a thing or two from Esperanza about working hard, not having an attitude, and respecting/ helping people not as wealthy as
Esperanza is a very timid little girl. After pestering her mother to give her a note to eat in the canteen, she is seemingly unable to answer the nun who asks what she is doing there, instead meekly holding up the note and scurrying upstairs to Sister Superior. When upstairs, she starts crying while having a conversation with the nun, saying “I always cry when the nuns yell at me, even if they’re not yelling.” This is yet another example of Esperanza’s shyness and social awkwardness. Lastly, after being told that she can eat at canteen for the day, she cries and eats her rice sandwich alone. Esperanza is also physically weak and malnourished.
As Esperanza moved on with her life, she realized that she was no longer a rich, bratty little girl that she was before, but she was now a strong girl that survived a time of great depression. She knows she can deal with individual problems because she knows she is strong and nothing could keep her down not even her papa dieing or her live burning to ashes. Her grandmother has sisters who can get mama, and Esperanza papers to immigrate to California. easily since her grandmother’s sisters live in California and can “lend” them their papers in order to move to California, in hopes of starting a new life there. Where she can work for the things she wants because she’s not rich anymore and she soon learns that food, clothes,etc.
Esperanza uses a little humor to mask her true feelings and desires; however, Esperanza feels displaced in her own family and in hopes to stop being displaced she desires a friend, to be more specific, a best friend that she can tell secrets to or understand her jokes without any explanation. This feeling of displacement leads her to compare herself to a red balloon that is “tied to an anchor” (9)
He said “you will regret your decision.Then he got mad because all he wanted was the land.Where he can be in control. The Esperanza’s house burned down. Esperanza and her mom and Miguel's family moved to a camp in Los Angeles . Abuelita stayed behind because her ankle messed up from getting out the house.This is internal. Because of the conflicts Esperanza and her uncle.It's just between them.
“But outside they can’t be seen talking to girls” (Cisneros 4). Esperanza mentions how “ boys and the girls live in separate worlds” (Cisneros 8).This shows how much they are separated. Since her family is not financially stable, she lives in a neighborhood where rapes, murders, and kidnappings are prone to happen. Men are often the predators and women are most often the prey. Esperanza’s first experience with injustice was when she got her first job at Peter Pan Photo Finishers.
It is important for the reader to understand that Esperanza’s short phrases are the part of her personality, and these are key in getting Cisneros's main ideas through. In previous vignettes, Esperanza expresses her loyalty to Sally. However, by fully understanding the phrase above, we see the tables turn, and Esperanza move away from this kind of lifestyle. When she remarks, “he said I love you Spanish girl”, we see her resistance to the boy, and how she now opposes going down that kind of road. Esperanza now learned that she does not want to grow up in this kind of manner, and learns to avoid that muddy path.
Louie 's cousin 's car- theft, the attempt at murder and fleet of a kid, and Marin’s own edgy efforts to find a spouse to take her away shows Esperanza the restricted potential outcomes she herself faces. Alicia, regardless of her dad 's macho perspectives, goes to a college and studies throughout the night so she can one day be more than her dad 's
The people that Esperanza see have thoughts such as “they think we will attack them with shiny knives” because of their brown skin color. Then according to Esperanza, “watch us drive into a neighborhood of another color and our knees go shakity-shake” she experiences the same thing because of the setting and their fear of what people will do to them because of their skin color. Esperanza describes it as “ that is how it goes and goes” because they realize that people have experienced the feeling of going into the unknown where they feel like they don’t belong and can relate that everyone goes through it. As a result Esperanza understands the feeling they get, she understands the people who are in her