How Does Esperanza Mature In The House On Mango Street

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House on mango street. according to an actical about teen self esteem 7 in 10 girls believe that they are not good enough or don’t measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships with friends and family members. "related shocking statistic" (2014) in Sandra Cisnero’s House on Mango Street, Esperanza's family moves to a new tall red house. the house is not Esperanza's dream house as she imagined, but she knows that it is the best house her family can get right now. throughout the story, the house becomes apart of Esperanza's identity. Esperanza matures emotionally and sexually as the years go by on the house on mango st. Esperanza meets new friends and becomes influenced by them. her friends are important to her because they are maturing faster than she is. In addition "they are the only ones who understand me. I am the only one who understands them." this shows that Esperanza feels comfortable and accepted by her friends. …show more content…

she feels ashamed about her family's poverty and her long name. not because its a cultural name just because Esperanza feels that it dose not suit her. she wishes that her name was different. "I would like to baptize myself under a new name, a name more like the real me, the one nobody sees. Esperanza as Lisandra or Maritza” (11). This proves the point because she does like cultural names, but she doesn’t like her

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