House On Mango Street Symbolism

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The House on Mango Street Analysis “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros is a coming of age story about a young girl named Esperanza and her experiences living in a Latino neighborhood in Chicago. The author uses Mango Street as a symbol to affect the conflict. Throughout the story, the neighborhood is shown to be very poor and rundown. Places are shown to be old and small. Characters seem to move into the neighborhood, be the focus, and then never be mentioned again. For example, in “Cathy Queen of Cats.” It details Esperanza’s first friendship with a girl named Cathy, who can only be her friend until Tuesday. This is because Cathy’s father will one day go to France and inherit his family’s house, “In the meantime they’ll have to
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