Esperanza starts off shy and powerless but realizes her mistake and becomes independent and successful. Sally, on the other hand, lives an entirely abusive lifestyle and never seems to become free. Thus justifying that women should have equal roles and opportunity in society as men
Esperanza is a very timid little girl. After pestering her mother to give her a note to eat in the canteen, she is seemingly unable to answer the nun who asks what she is doing there, instead meekly holding up the note and scurrying upstairs to Sister Superior. When upstairs, she starts crying while having a conversation with the nun, saying “I always cry when the nuns yell at me, even if they’re not yelling.” This is yet another example of Esperanza’s shyness and social awkwardness. Lastly, after being told that she can eat at canteen for the day, she cries and eats her rice sandwich alone. Esperanza is also physically weak and malnourished.
There are many people who [do not] have a home to live in nor food to eat. Thirdly, Esperanza is desperate to get out of Mango Street and is very hopeful to get better living conditions. “I knew then I had to have a house. A real house. One I could point to but this [is not] it” (Cisneros 5).
Mango Street’s impact on Esperanza The House on Mango Street is a collection of short stories written by Sandra Cisneros about a teenage, Mexican-American girl named Esperanza who tries to find her way in society. Esperanza shares her stories of how Mango Street, a poverty-stricken Latino neighborhood in Chicago, matures her. As Esperanza’s young mind develops, she shares her lessons with the readers. Throughout the book, Sandra Cisneros teaches women not to live in stereotypical roles society imposes, but to be independent and pursue their own dreams. Readers witness these struggles when women try to change their destiny, regret following the norm, and finally find success on their own.
In the novel “ The House On Mango Street” , by Sandra Cisneros, the main character Esperanza views herself negatively regarding her place in the community, but slowly transitions into accepting who she is and where she comes from through life's experience. As Esperanza grows she learns the importance of where she at can help her find herself. Mango Street turns out to mean a lot to Esperanza and she wants to leave but she knows will be back, because Mango Street is where her home is ( Cisneros 3-110 ). Esperanza think negative about herself a lot, first she talks about the house on mango street ,“ A real house. One I could point to.
The author establishes a contrast between Esperanza’s reality and fantasy through imagery. When her family first moved to Mango Street, Esperanza had high expectations for a “real home,” but she was disappointed to live in a tiny, run-down house. She depicts her current house on Mango Street as “small and red with tight steps in front and windows so small you’d think they were holding their breath. Bricks are crumbling in places, and the front door is so swollen you have to push hard to get in” (Cisneros 4). The negative description Esperanza gives of her house shows how trapped she feels because she describes the windows as very small.
So she didn't really care about those people, but as Esperanza had to live the lifestyle of fear for deportation, she felt bad for the people who were deported. To sum it all up, Esperanza went from riches to rags, bratty to well behaved, and from not working at all to working very hard thanks to her experiences throughout the book. Looks like being poor was more beneficial than being rich. I think kids nowadays could learn a thing or two from Esperanza about working hard, not having an attitude, and respecting/ helping people not as wealthy as
He said “you will regret your decision.Then he got mad because all he wanted was the land.Where he can be in control. The Esperanza’s house burned down. Esperanza and her mom and Miguel's family moved to a camp in Los Angeles . Abuelita stayed behind because her ankle messed up from getting out the house.This is internal. Because of the conflicts Esperanza and her uncle.It's just between them.
Her mom teaches Esperanza many life lessons throughout the story. The reader learns that the mom dropped out of school because she “didn't have nice clothes” (91). The mom regrets this decision as staying in school could have let her lead a better life in a wealthier place. Esperanza quickly realizes that she wants to stay in school to move out of Mango Street. This mom is also there for emotional support when Esperanza needed it.
Teenagers have always had a lot to say and all have their own unique perspective of the world. Esperanza, the main character of Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street, expresses many of her thoughts using figurative language. She lives following her Latino heritage, but still has her own interesting points. Cisneros uses the elements of personification, hyperboles, and similes to properly describe Esperanza’s perspective of her life. The use of personification shows the deeper view and meaning of things Esperanza senses in her life.