Also, Atticus decides to defend a Negro which taught them about the division in their community and to follow what they believe is right. These lessons allow the children to fathom about the concepts of morals throughout the book. Comparatively, Alicia from The House on Mango Street is considered one of the most influential people in Esperanza’s life. Most of Esperanza’s friends such Sally and Marin, want to marry someone to have a better living for the rest of their lives. The presence of Alicia, a smart and hardworking first year university student who wants to attain a better life with her own hands without relying on anyone else, really inspires Esperanza to be an independent woman.
The novel The House on Mango street is a collection of short vignettes about Esperanza Cordero, a young girl coming of age in the Mexican neighborhood of Mango Street. Narrated by Esperanza, the novel talks about her mother, father, brother and two sisters as they restart their lives in a new house with new hopes. Though the book may be short in length, its strength is all about Sandra Cisneros’s profound way of writing. The Cordero family is after the American Dream: to do well with their family and to have a house of their own. In Esperanza, this dream becomes something; in “Story Time” this hope becomes a disappointment when each new house falls short of her built-up expectations.
It’s like, always wanting more than you have and you have to do something big about it to make the littlest thing happen. Esperanza and her family, Alicia, and Sally feel the similar way throughout the book. Esperanza and her family have been hoping for a long time to get this house that would be extensive to fit her whole family. Alicia is hopeful to become prosperous in her life. Then unlike the other two situations, Sally is hopeful to get away from her abusive home.
In less than three months, I’m leaving for New York City” (Walls 238). This is evidence that Jeanette is taking a stand for her own life because she achieves what she has claimed she would and she does it knowing she has nothing to her name, not a penny to spare, and depending on nobody. Jeannette also takes a stand for herself within this novel by calling out Rose’s mistakes. At one point Jeannette says to Rose, “If you want to be treated like a mother, you should act like one” (Walls 219). Jeannette not only stands up for herself but also for her siblings.
Skyla forces Naomi to babysit her boyfriend’s daughter in Las Vegas which separates her from her family. Naomi has to figure who to live with either her grandma or Skyla. Naomi has to go through an adventure to make her decision. Naomi is a compassionate person, she looks after her brother and benefits her grandma. “I imagine what’s inside and take away what I didn’t need” (Ryan, Pg.14).
After finding out that Ana has quit her job she forces Ana to come work in her sister Estela’s dress factory. Although she went and work in the factory to help out her sister Ana did not give up on her dream of attending college. Without her mother knowing and help from her high school teacher she began to fill out college and scholarship applications. After finally being accepted into the University of Columbia, Carmen takes a stand and make Ana to but her family before college. Ana has more curves than her mother would like her to have.
In chapter, the Walk to the Jetty from Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid, Annie sacrifices her family and her home island to leave to England. Yet, she is not certain to succeed in schooling or getting a job.In Marita’s Bargain by Malcolm Gladwell, Marita sacrifices time spent with friends and spends long hours at school or doing homework. Marita is more likely to succeed due to the rank and reputation KIPP Academy has in New York City. Marita’s devotion to KIPP almost guarantees her success in the future. “The KIPP program represents one of the most promising new educational philosophies in the United States.”(47-48) KIPP provides a prestige rank for Marita to advance than any other school.
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros a very touching story about how a young girl tries to fit in an American society being a Latino. Not only is it that Esperanza cares so much about living in her house but so does her family. Esperanza tells stories that “This was the house Papa talked about when he held a lottery ticket and this was the house Mama dreamed up
Who is Jeannette Walls? She’s the author of The Glass Castle, a 2005 memoir about growing up with her family most especially with her parents who could be described as nomads and deadbeats. Notwithstanding the difficult upbringing, her siblings and she had, Jeannette perseveres and becomes a successful Journalist living in New York City. She explains how happy, but conflicted because her parents refuse money from her and live as homeless people. She writes the memoir to work through her feelings and share’s her story.
Who was Ruby Bridges you may be wondering. Well today I will take you on a journey of what she went through when she went to an all-white school. She endured treacherous names and torture from her classmates. Even though she was called horrible names and even harassed she, still chose to go to school. Her dad did not like this and refused to let Ruby go to school but Ruby's mom talked him in to letting her go to school.