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Identity In Esperanza's The House On Mango Street

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Thursday I stroll into my room, swing open my closet door, and I peer in to see what I am to wear for the night. As always, I end up closing that door after .2 seconds, turn on my heel towards my roommate’s room. “What do you want to wear of mine tonight?” I smile, and open her closet, “What have not worn yet? I want to look hot.” She gets up from her make shift station in front of the sinks, pushes me away and I climb on her thumpy bed. She starts ripping clothes out of her squished closet and tosses it to me. “Try these on,” I try them all on, the one that makes me the most uncomfortable is the one I choose. I learned quickly, the outfits I feel comfortable in are not the outfits I should be wearing, the ones that are too small, makes you cold, and unable to look…show more content…
The House on Mango Street, is a series of vignettes about a girl named Esperanza who is around the age of twelve at the beginning of the book it goes through Esperanza’s struggles with her identity, as she grows older and matures the struggles are focused on finding a connection with someone, and close to the end of the book Esperanza struggles with the idea of staying on Mango Street and live a life like other people in the community. Maturing into an adulthood, Esperanza accepts herself and has her own house just like how she wanted throughout the book. In the book she also talks about the house she lives in, her name, heritage, even detailed information about the neighborhood she lives in and the residents in the neighborhood. You learn and read how much Esperanza observed her community and how important to her the house she lived in and reaching the goal of living in a house on her own. Through my creative piece I wanted to emulate the figurative language Cisneros uses and also tries to write about a well-observed community that is out of the box. I decided to write about Thursday mixers and what
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