The House On Mango Street

The House On Mango Street

The book The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros takes place on a run down street in Chicago called Mango Street. The main character of this book is a 13 or 14-year-old girl named Esperanza. Throughout this book she is faced with many different feelings and learns a lot of lessons in life. The main thing she learns about is men and her feelings toward them. Esperanza realized that so many of the woman in her neighborhood are entrapped by poverty, family situations, lack of education and marriage and men, and she vows that it would never happen to her.

Esperanza feels trapped by poverty because her family could not buy the kind of house that she could feel proud of. Esperanza?s family had always talked about heir dream house that they planned they would own a t some point. ?This was the house Papa talked about when he held a lottery ticket and this was the house Mama dreamed up in the stories she told us before we went to bed.? (p.4) On Sundays, which was Papa?s day off, the family would go out and look at the nice houses on the

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