At first Esperanza believes her name expresses herself as a person, but she accepts it. Even though, Esperanza was ashamed of living on Mango Street that is the place she lived, and had many experiences. The vignettes that were described about Esperanza’s situation of identity and growing up is all a worry. In the end Esperanza’s writing will express her feeling from Mango Street, and she will come back to write about the house that she belongs but does not belong
accepts finally Mango street as part of her identity but does not want it to be her only recognition. In the final chapter E. finally believes she belongs at Mango street and accepts her roots,”But what I remember most is Mango Street, the house I belong but do not belong to…One day I will pack my bags of books and paper. One day I will say goodbye to Mango. I am too strong for her to keep me here forever… Friends and neighbors will say, What happened to that Esperanza? … They do not know I have gone away to come back… For the ones who cannot" The House on Mango Street 109- 110).E.
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
The quilts mean for Maggie communication with family and culture.So there are two different meaning of heritage because The two sister has a very different attitude toward their heritage. However, the truer one is Maggie’s concept of heritage because it means for her more than a shown popular fashion “things“ it means to love and connection to memories and people. “ Heritage is defined as something that is or can be inherited; such as in culture, tradition, or it can be something of importance” (dictionary.com). In Alice Walker 's short story, "Everyday Use", Dee has recently discovered her heritage, so she returns home with the goal of getting some of her mother’s possessions to put it to her new apartment in the college including the “quilt”. Dee wants to take the quilt that her mother has promised to her sister Maggie.
Everyone Has Their Own Story The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is a story of many individuals that Esperanza has met throughout her time on Mango Street, but there is one overarching theme that is carried through the book. The theme of The House on Mango Street is that every individual has his/her own story. The theme is shown through the stories of characters like Marin, Ruthie, and Esperanza. The first example of this is shown in the vignette about Marin on page 27. Marin aspires to “go back to P.R.” and marry her boyfriend or “get a real job downtown” so she can find someone in the “subway who might marry [her]” (Cisneros 27).
As one can see, many mothers in today 's society would not be nearly as picky and constructive as the mother within "Girl" written by Jamaica Kincaid. Young girls almost always look up first to their mother for guidance and instruction on how to be a woman. Although the advice used in this story was used to help the young girl, it was also used to scold her as well. The mother 's strong belief in a woman having domestic knowledge is what drives her to preach the life lessons of a good woman to her daughter. It is through these lessons that she hopes for her daughter to be respected within her own home and by her community as well.
Both the stories and the house motivate her to discover herself. At the end of the novel two quotes correspond to the stories and the house. Esperanza writes about the house, or she, stating, “One day I will say goodbye to Mango. I am to strong for her to keep me her forever”
The House on Mango Street creates an interesting point of view of tragic experiences involving Esperanza and her life. This story expresses interesting thoughts about Esperanza as a normal teenage girl. Esperanza wants to experience new things and she is trying to define herself. She thinks about many things and can't keep focused on what she wants. Like most teenagers, Esperanza is lost and makes stupid decisions sometimes.
Campbell describes the return stage as a “life-giving elixir” and recovering “what has been lost.” The “life-giving elixir” in this case is for the twin sister to meet their half sister and be able to have closure after a long search for their mother. In addition, Chwun Yu and Chwun Hwa are able to learn the true story of their mother’s journey and how she never gave up hope of them being alive. The recovering of “what has been lost” is the experiences they were not able to have due to the circumstances. Upon meeting her sisters for the first time, Jing-mei takes a picture with them using a Polaroid and then the “sisters and [her] watch quietly together, eager to see what develops” (Tan 288). Jing-mei alludes to the future life and memories the sisters and she will form as a result of this overdue family reunion.
Tuck Everlasting Compare and Contrast Tuck Everlasting is about a family that would always be alive and a girl that just wants to be free. The wheel of life is what they desire, but cannot die. The similarities are even in the beginning. Winnie is living with her grandma and mother in both. She meets Jesse at the tree and watches him drink from the spring.