When esperanza finally got a house of her own and begins to say goodbye to mango street, she notice that mango street is where her home is. “Mango says goodbye sometimes. She does not hold me with both arms. She sets me free”(Cisneros 110). Even though esperanza leave Mango Street which was her dreams, it's not how she thought it will be.
When Esperanza considered the homes on Mango Street, they represented the feeling of a prison that traps the family, but especially the women, and leaves them with little hope. Esperanza dreamt of an extravagant home all to herself and this meant freedom, independence; she felt it was her destiny for her writing. Unfortunately, the home on Mango Street symbolized to Esperanza poverty and shame which overtime became embarrassment. Ashamed of her home, she wishes not to even mention where she lives even telling people she lived somewhere else. Somehow by denying where she lives, Esperanza feels she erases that she lived there.
Sandra Cisneros is trying say that life is not fair and has dissapointment as you growing up much like how Esperanza feels about her house on mango street. Sandra is comparing herself with Esperanza in the book to refer her life. The Disappointment Cisneros feels is the same as what Esperanza feels in the book. Esperanza is Disappointed when she realizes how the canteen is not special. In page 76 she found out what the canteen was.
However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future. Since the beginning of the story Nea believes that she is saving or protecting Sourdi from the expectations of her mother and Mr. Chhay. The mother and the uncle have fix a marriage with an older man named Mr.Chhay. Sourdi is a young girl that has a boyfriend name Duke, But her mom really dosen’t cares what Sourdi thinks or wants. So Sourdi meets Mr.chhay and she feels uncomfortable in the
Lastly, she describes Bridget by saying that she doesn't want to live the “traveler” life anymore. The author tells the reader that she does not want to live that life, but that she wants to live a “normal” life. Bridget wants to settle down and live in a house. In conclusion, point of view and characterization are used in the novel, See You Down the
Esperanza’s Achievement of Cultural Identity and Autonomy In the coming of age story of Sandra Cisnero’s novel The House on Mango Street, the author uses simple but profound language to express the young girl and main character, Esperanza’s, goal is to become an autonomous individual who controls her own choices. She is driven by her observations of the many trapped and powerless people of Mango Street. This desire is physically represented by her dream of a new house in a different place—at first it is a house for her family, but at the story’s end, it is a house she owns alone, where she can write. It not only symbolizes her dream of agency of trying to change her name to something that shows the “real” her. This novel also presents identity
Esperanza is jealous because she cannot say the same about her house on Mango Street. In the heat of all of this, Alicia reminds her that even if she doesn’t like the fact that she lives on Mango Street she will forever be from Mango Street. Esperanza responds by saying that she will not come back until someone fixes the town. This is where Cisneros uses foreshadowing to show Esperanza’s emotions towards Mango Street. The quote she uses is “Who’s going to do it?
Accepting the world and surrendering to injustices doesn’t require bravery but imagining a better future does. In The House on Mango Street, Esperanza ponders a future where she moves from her sad little home to her very own ideal haven when she says, "Do you wish your feet would one day keep walking...and maybe your feet would stop in front of a house, a nice one with flowers and big windows and steps for you to climb up...” (Cisneros 82). Eventually, Esperanza escapes her situation. But in order for her to reach this point, she must take the first step and allow herself hope. She doesn’t ignore the fact that she lives in a low-class neighborhood.
“When I discover who I am, I will be free.” ~Ralph Ellison With a cultural identity as unclear as her own, Sarah Howe grew up questioning the human condition, specifically regarding the idea of belonging. Yet despite her great efforts in discovering what it means to have a bicultural heritage, her journey of understanding is forever ongoing. This journey and thirst for belonging inspired her poetry book Loop of Jade. Howe begins her book with the poem Mother’s Jewellery Box. The poem acts as a gateway to the main topic discussed in her other poems: the relationship between her and her Chinese heritage.