The House On Mango Street Analysis

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The House on Mango Street is a coming of age story, mostly autobiographic, in which Cisneros transpose most of her experience as a young girl, and the way she had to deal with the struggles she encountered.It deals a lot with the search of identity, the poverty that surrounded her and the misoginy she witnessed and underwent through. El Norte is an american and british movie directed by Gregory Nava dealing with the struggles of Guatemalans during the Guatemalan Civil War in the eighties and showing the journey of two indigenous siblings emigrating from Guatemala to go to the United States hoping for a better life. Both Cisneros and Gregory Nava have have a Mexican heritage and were born in the United States so they both have an idea of what it is like to struggle in the US, being of Mexican descent. Both of them are reflecting their own experiences in those two pieces of work : Sandra Cisneros talks about what it was like to grow up in a poor neighbourhood, as a young girl and having to struggle with a lot of issues coming up at her age, and Gregory Nava speaks about a topic he knows well, having had a part of his family living in Tijuana, across the border, and having himself crossed the border several times to satisfy his curiosity and know who was living on the other side of the US.That is why both of them are treating about a subject they hold to their hearts and are in part autobiographic. The setting being different for both works, female characters are not
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