She has the ability to live the way she has always wanted to, yet Lily turns down the offer. It poses the question of why she did so. It could be interpreted that Lily wants to stay independent in every sense because in the past when she has relied on others, such as Gus Trenor or Bertha Dorset, she experiences betrayal. Again supporting that Lily believes she will be happiest when she only has to depend on
The two characters, Esperanza and Marin, from the book, “The House on Mango Street”, both want more in life, but must face many obstacles to get that. The main character, Esperanza, has moved from many different houses with her family for years. She is currently living in the house on Mango street. Even though Mango street is a much better house than the houses she has lived in the past she wants more. Esperanza has the responsibility of her younger sister, Nenny.
Esperanza shows she wants to go to college unlike her family. Sara and Esperanza struggled reaching their goals. They had to choose to go to college or face their unpleasant life. The only encouragement Esperanza gets from her mother, as she says, "Esperanza, you go to school. Study hard.
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
In this case for her, that means breaking out and leaving Mango Street. Then, with the help of other residents, the idea of moving on from her childhood is presented in different forms, yet all share a common theme that she will be the one who is able and will leave. Even Esperanza discovering her strength, and who she is, leads to her understanding why it means when she will one day break free from the struggles she is faced with living on Mango Street. All of the pain and struggle Esperanza is faced with all leads back to the point that no matter what past somebody has, it doesn't make up who they will become; it can develop them into their future
The fear of the unknown in contrast to the familiar surroundings at home, leave Eveline questioning what to do and reminisce in old memories. Her life now is structured by repeating tasks and includes people she has known all her life. Starting a life with Frank would mean to leave all she is familiar with behind and to begin a new life in an unknown country she only ever heard stories about. Eveline would not know what to expect in Buenos Aires, though she would happily choose a life with Frank because “he would save her” (Joyce, 31). Save her from her taunting father, his abuse and threats, her work at the stores and Miss Gavan and the dust in her house that does not leave her alone.
In The House on Mango Street written by Sandra Cisneros, the dominant theme for these collection of vignettes is the dreams and beauty expressed throughout the book using poetic devices. For instance, Esperanza grasps onto the dream of having her own house as she remains discontented with the house on Mango Street. On page 5, she stated, “I knew then I had to have a house. A real house.” Esperanza clinging onto her dream house indicates that she doesn’t want to belong on Mango Street. She also uses repetition to emphasize a few phrases.
Sexuality in adolescence Sexuality is the most notorious and common sign of development in adolescence. “The House on Mango street”, by Sandra Cisneros is a coming of age novel, where Esperanza transitions from a girl into a young teen. In her journey, Esperanza comes across many challenges, she is forced to grow up by life’s adversities. In the short story “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid, a mother advises her daughter and scolds her into becoming a decent woman. In her guidance, the mother is worried about her daughter’s sexual activity and warns her about the consequences of improper behavior.
Esperanza life goes through puberty and sexually matures during the book. Most of Esperanza’s female friends are abused by their father or husbands, so she wants to escape a male-dominated society but at the same time she has to deal with her emerging sexuality. Though Esperanza is a young girl with low self-esteem, she is still very optimistic of one day having a house of her own, one she can be proud of. She decides to fight the war against man and be a woman that does not need a man to take care of her. She refuses herself nor or wait for a husband, and this reflected in her leaving the “table like a man, without putting back the chair or picking up the plate” (Cisneros 89).
Cisneros, Sandra. Bad Boys. Mango, 1980. This collection of poems was Cisneros' first published work, and “for many readers, was their introduction to the great writer.“ Its poems focus on the struggles and experience of various Latinos, from the child of an abusive father to a Spanish-speaking schoolgirl. Cisneros practices a diverse style of writing, incorporating Spanish phrases and slang, to develop themes of “nostalgia, notions of space, domestic violence, and childhood immaturity.” Due to lack of knowledge about her first published work, Bad Boys is widely unknown, and it is reasonable to assume that was not a critical success (Rojas).