House On Mango Street Women

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The House on Mango Street, written by Sandra Cisneros, informs readers about the hardships and daily life of lower class Latino women from a candid point of view using Esperanza's time as a young girl living on Mango Street. The differences between the life of the men and women are made constantly obvious throughout the book. Esperanza states how most of the women spend their time by their windows, and rarely if ever, leave home. She describes how her great grandmother, who was once "a wild horse of a woman", spent her time after she was forced into marriage, "She looked out the window her whole life, the way so many women sit their sadness on an elbow." From Esperanza’s outside point of view, the women throughout the book are submissive and are stuck in their homes because of their…show more content…
I am no exception. History, for example, focuses on the male point of view. There are little to no important female historical figures that are mentioned in text books, and depending on the teacher, the curriculum. My parents, who are both divorced were also treated differently. Both were low on money in the beginning, but my father was considered a hardworking man as he struggled to find a job with a suitable pay, while my mother was told to "get it together" while she job hunted. If I were sick or had to be picked up early, my father's coworkers would commend him for being a good father, while my mother was fired from more than one job because of the inconvenience. Men have different expectations that are set for them than women. For instance, if a man is in control, he is considered respectable, while if a woman is strong and in control, she is often described as having a bad attitude. Women still get lower pay for the same work. Males and females have always been separated by society, some deem it appropriate while others seek
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