By the end of the vignette Esperanza meets with one of her older friends Alicia, who is in college, where she states that she wishes to have a home and belong there just like Alicia does. Alicia the replies “Like it or not you are Mango Street…”(chapter 44) and tells her that she has to come back for the ones who are still here. In the end Esperanza is still set on leaving ,but has realized and taken in what Alicia had said and decided that even though she will leave Mango Street, because she is too strong for it and won’t let it break her. She intends on coming back to save the people from themselves as
She asks “who’s going to do it?” (107), and realizes that it will be her responsibility. She will leave Mango Street, but she will have to return in order to make it better because nobody else will. Life on Mango Street has impacted Esperanza immensely, even in the short year that she had lived there. Esperanza realized that writing would be her way of escaping from both Mango Street and the prevalent patriarchal society.
“I am too strong for her to keep me here forever… They will not know I have gone away to come back” (110, Mango Says Goodbye Sometimes). This quote shows how Esperanza is finally learning that she has to come back to Mango Street at some point. Esperanza realized Mango Street made her stronger. Her whole life she listened to other people tell her things about her life and now she is taking control of her life into her own hands.
This event, shows that her mom doesn’t agree with her because for Felicia Echo Park is home. This contributes to Aurora’s borderline and how she is divided between following her own path in life or following what is expected of her from her community and her parents which is to stay in Echo Park and not go out to look for something else outside of it. The character of Aurora includes how she is “light” and how light comes and goes which contributes to her wanting to move out of Echo Park and go on the side of the borderline that doesn’t include Echo Park. It shows the concept of borderline and how important it is for Aurora because it has a great impact to her life and her connection with her mother. Aurora wants to live a Americanized life more which causes her to start to depart from her culture and
However, women have more realistic and reachable dreams and choose their journey more carefully to get the most out of life and the road to the horizon. The author uses the motifs of the horizon and the road to demonstrate the importance and simplicity of life and to enjoy it while it lasts. To begin, the author uses the motif of the horizon to demonstrate the importance of simplicity in life. The main character Janie was able to go “to the horizon and back” (Hurston 191) because she had set realistic goals for herself. Her grandmother had always wanted her to sit up in the high chair of society because her own life had been ruined by tragedy and slavery.
Although she has not yet left mango street to start a new life, her writing has helped her to find privacy within herself, and to be able to tell her experiences and learn from them. Writing really helps to strengthen esperanza as a person and gives her an eligible reason for her escape from mango
Esperanza empathizes with them and says she too is not supposed to be on Mango Street and should have left. In hindsight, Esperanza’s connection with trees keeps them relevant in novella. Many other characters in The House on Mango Street can also relate to the symbol of trees, one of these being Alicia. With the death of her mother, Alicia’s father forces her to take on chores she had. Alicia instead tries to be independent by taking many forms of public transits to get an education and leave
In the vignette, My Name, Esperanza is at the beginning of this development. She describes her name, which symbolizes the person that she has to be for her family, or the role that her family has put her in. She explains that she was named after her great
Each vignette in the novel shows how Esperanza craves to leave the shame, embarrassment, and poverty of her youth. Cisneros’ nod to recognizing that her past will always be a part of who she is becomes apparent in Esperanza’s desires to escape her childhood, she promises that when she owns her dream home, she will allow the bums to sleep in the attic. By having a house of her own, Esperanza feels she can be free, independent, and be herself; this dream of Esperanza’s house fills her with hope for her
Curley’s wife is a good example of hope and loss during this time period. When Curley's wife was out in the barn, with Lennie, telling her life story, we hear how her hopes and dreams never amounted to anything. ”an’ I met one of the actors. He says I could go with that show….If I’d went, I wouldn’t be livin’ like this, you bet”(pg88).
According to the Census Bureau statistic, did you know that the dropout rate for Latinas ages 16 to 24 is 30 percent, compared with 12.9 percent for blacks and 8.2 percent for whites? The culture in the novel that we read believed that women need to get married and stay at home rather than be in school and become something greater than a housekeeper or just a stay-at-home mom. This essay will be talking about how our main character Esperanza has changed or evolved by the usage of words in the novel and Esperanza’s actions. In The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, Esperanza starts out as a weak person who only knows what the community says or teaches, and progresses as life moves on and becomes a much stronger individual, which is shown
Esperanza’s Odyssey Esperanza ’s journey of self-identification is apparent in the novel “House on Mango Street”. Her hopes of leaving the barrio were clearly shown in different vignettes: “House on Mango Street”, “Bums in the attic”, “Beautiful and Cruel”, and so on. Her process of self-identification will entail her realizing that she is growing more mature, figuring out her sexuality, and understanding her culture as a Latina.
A common lifelong struggle of humanity is finding oneself as well as one’s place in society. People struggle to define their identities on a global, local and personal level. For instance, a Mexican family is trying to create a living in America, while struggling for acceptance. As a member of the family, a young girl questions the true meaning of home. As she grows, she dreams of what the perfect home will be and also learns how to fight for her rights as a Chicana woman.