The House On Mango Street Bildungsroman Analysis

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Bildungsroman: The House on Mango Street “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros is a coming-of-age tale that takes a look at the life of the protagonist, Esperanza. Esperanza is a brave girl who has lived through a lot, and all she wants is to be a part of a solid, friendly neighborhood and live in the house of her dreams. Throughout the vignettes, the reader observes Esperanza mature emotionally due to all of the trauma within her life. In many ways, the story of Esperanza can be viewed as a Bildungsroman novel because “The House on Mango Street” is all about the emotional development of Esperanza as she grows up on Mango Street. Esperanza’s character develops emotionally while the reader watches her struggle to overcome some of the challenges in her life. In the vignette entitled “Papa Who Wakes Up Tired in the Dark”, Esperanza’s dad shares the tragic news of the loss of his father and that she will have to relay this news on to her siblings. This shows that Esperanza’s father recognizes the maturity in her and trusts her enough to…show more content…
This shows that writing allows her to get the emotions out of her mind and onto paper that one day she can take with her and help her accept Mango Street. This is really important because she needs to move on and create a new life where she is safe and comfortable with herself. “The House on Mango Street” revolves directly around Esperanza and her life on Mango Street. Bildungsroman is a conspicuous theme throughout the 41 vignettes because it delves into the life and community of Esperanza and her family. She faced many difficulties including the death of close family members however, she was able to mentally escape through her writing. Esperanza is a strong and brave young woman who was able to overcome all of the challenges thrown at
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