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 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.
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.”
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).
In the novel the Glass Castle Jeanette Walls learns from the mistakes of her parents that being successful in life depends of your characters and the choices you make in your life . Jeanette learns from her parents that if she doesn 't start thinking about her future at a young age , she’ll eventually be following the footsteps of her parents, and having an unpurposeful and an unrewarding lifestyle in her future. The Glass Castle suggests that in order to be successful in life you have to leave some things behinds and move on and that exactly what Jeannette Walls has done. Jeanette 's parents mistake was that they never thought about the future and always tried to enjoy the present. She chose to move away from her parents and live with her older sister and that decision she made was the main reason why she succeeded in life.
In Anne Moody’s memoir, she is faced with many obstacles and one of the major ones is her own mother, Toosweet. Toosweet resists the urge for the movement to continue because she projects her fear of change very clearly while Anne on the other hand is desperately aspiring change for blacks in the southern community. Toosweet sustains a hold on Anne encouraging her to live her life as everyone else and so she continues standing as a barrier between Anne and the movement. Yet, Anne finds all the more reason to continue her work as a member of the NAACP and Core. Anne not only wants to end segregation but to prove to her mother that she is capable of such an advance.
Hope and Sadness define Esperanza’s name, her name is a feeling of expectation, a promise that something life changing will happen in the future. A person’s name means everything, it represents identity, reputation and self worth. Esperanza’s name is her future, it is the hope that her name provides that will help get her out of Mango street. In The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisnero shows that Esperanza needs to escape Mango Street in order to live her life but she needs to go back to help the others live theirs.
It has been stressed throughout the novel that Esperanza was destined to move away from Mango Street. Feeling trapped and unable to the identify herself, she had big hopes to move to a house that she could call her own, where she could fulfill her writing career. Growing up Esperanza had always felt like she didn 't belong on Mango Street. She struggled to find herself and accept that Mango Street was her home. There was a bigger world out there and she aspired to discover just what this new world could do for her.
I wasn’t waiting for a change.’ This quote demonstrates Mays’ desire to take responsibility in her life. She realises that she isn 't going to let other people inhibit her growth. May understands has to take life into her own hands if she expects changes to occur.