They are always talking about assortments of houses they want to live in one day and they always seem much better than the house her family is living in now on Mango Street. One of the examples that esperanza says about one of the houses she likes is ”Our house would be white with trees around it, a great big yard and growing without a fence” (4). They constantly move around and to places that aren't nice places. It is an ongoing theme in the book that esperanza talks about always wanting to move from the places she lives. There are many houses that they think is a better fit for them, but they just don’t have the money to afford the house.
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.
5.2 million children in the United States grow up in poverty. That means that one out of four children under the age of six are living with families whose income falls below the federal poverty line. The book The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is about a young Latina girl named Esperanza who is growing up in a poor neighborhood. Esperanza has a dream of having a nice house when she grows up, but for now she is stuck in a small unsatisfactory house which she hates. Being a [[#|child]] in middle school she can not do much about her living situation until she grows up.
The world is not as good as it seems. We learn this in the novel The House on Mango street by Sandra Cisnero. The book takes place in a run down neighborhood located in Chicago, Illinois in the 1960’s. Esperanza is the main character. She is 14 year old girl struggling with becoming a woman in a male dominated world, as well as choosing whether she wants to be popular or not.
The novella The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is about how a young hispanic girl discovers her identity. Esperanza’s family moves to a poor, predominantly hispanic town in Chicago. As she adjusts to her new neighborhood, she learns from her neighbors and from her own experiences in this new town. In particular, her traumatizing experiences with sexual assault have impacted her. Esperanza’s identity as an independent hispanic girl is shaped by her experiences in sexual assault because it presents her with the dangers many minorities face.
The House on Mango Street, is a series of vignettes about a girl named Esperanza who is around the age of twelve at the beginning of the book it goes through Esperanza’s struggles with her identity, as she grows older and matures the struggles are focused on finding a connection with someone, and close to the end of the book Esperanza struggles with the idea of staying on Mango Street and live a life like other people in the community. Maturing into an adulthood, Esperanza accepts herself and has her own house just like how she wanted throughout the book. In the book she also talks about the house she lives in, her name, heritage, even detailed information about the neighborhood she lives in and the residents in the neighborhood. You learn and read how much Esperanza observed her community and how important to her the house she lived in and reaching the goal of living in a house on her own. Through my creative piece I wanted to emulate the figurative language Cisneros uses and also tries to write about a well-observed community that is out of the box.
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
The House on Mango Street consists of many short stories that explain the life of a young girl named Esperanza. It also explains her living situation; poverty in a crime riddance neighborhood. In addition, she also states the various obstacles that she has to overcome in her everyday life, such as wearing cheap clothes, eating the lunches her mom makes, living in her home, etc. Reading the book once without looking at it through an analytical perspective the book may seem two-dimensional and flat. While Cisneros’ stories may be short, after re-reading it to get a deeper understanding as to what she really means, the significance of the text becomes even more visible, and the interpretations become increasingly powerful.
pDevin Glover Mrs. Tzarri English II 9 January 2016 The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is a novel that Presents the life and struggles of a adolescent girl named Esperanza Cordero in Chicago during the 1970’s. Esperanza Cordero,is a young latina girl growing up on Mango Street in Chicago in the 1970’s. And she goes through a great ordeal of hardships from youth to even when she is a young adult.And Despite the fact that Esperanza wants to keep her innocence/childhood she has a coming of age experience full of letdowns and scarring moments. Childhood is a valuable but mostly overlooked part of life, consisting of learning( ABC’s,Math, Life Lessons) and irreproachability(innocence). Esperanza wants to keep her innocence/
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.
The House on Mango Street contains many vignettes that contribute to the reader’s understanding of Esperanza’s life as she grows up in Chicago in the 1960’s. The settings of the vignettes, “The House on Mango Street,” “Gill’s Furniture Store Bought and Sold,” and “Those Who Don’t” all contribute to this understanding of Esperanza’s life. Firstly, the setting in the vignette “The House on Mango Street,” contributes to the reader’s understanding of Esperanza’s life. “It’s 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
Whether it be devices, automobiles, or even a home. In the story, “The House on Mango Street”, Sandra Cisneros examines a young girl who has to deal with her family living in poverty. The family is constantly moving and they finally have a home but it isn’t the one the family talks about. Throughout the story, there is a theme of the connection of a home and identity. The narrator identifies herself with her home and is ashamed of it.