House On Mango Street Gender Analysis

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Men and women live different lives, they’re raised differently in many ways.The usual stereotype that comes with women is that women spend all of their time in the kitchen or taking care of kids and stuff around the house while the men are out working trying to provide for the family. In House on Mango Street, author Sandra Cisneros shows the idea that gender is an important aspect to life; this becomes clear to readers when the standards of men and women are different according to society. Women seem to be in a way invisible to the majority of the world. When you think about a company the main boss usually turns out to be a man. See in this world Women are seen as caretakers or as fragile things. They take care of things at home, like raising or watching the kids, cleaning, cooking, and multiple different types of chores. In the vignette Louie, His Cousin, and His Other Cousin show how women are taught from a young age to take care of these…show more content…
They also have less responsibilities and more freedom. A strong example that shows this is in the vignette Rafaela Who Drinks Coconut & Papaya Juice on Tuesdays It shows how Rafaela is not allowed to go out because of her husband which shows that she lets him take control over her and does not allow her to do anything without his permission “Gets locked indoors because her husband is afraid Rafaela will run away since she is to beautiful to look at” (79) This shows how much authority he has over her and how she just allows Another important example is in the vignette Linoleum Roses because it also shows how men have control over women. “She is afraid to go outside without his permission” (102) This example is showing how sally married this man in order to escape however ended up being just as bad or possibly even worse. It also does a great job in showing the amount of fear women have towards men because of how controlling they can
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