Analysis Of Toni Cade Bambara 's ' The House On Mango Street '

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Sometimes, individuals arrive at a particular stage in their lives where they get a chance to benefit socially and academically. This is due to assistance from persons who care. Young people especially, are introduced to situations which help their development. On reading Toni Cade Bambara’s, “The Lesson”, it is clear that characters in the story need to be exposed to various aspects of life. Miss Moore makes this possible. Tolerance is also another factor portrayed in Bambara’s story. “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros, the narrator feels trapped in an environment of poverty and desolation. A nun’s question brings a realization that creates a goal or hope. Both stories portray similarities and characteristics of poverty in their life.
The young people on the block were accustomed to an existence which remained constant; they did not know anything other than whatever they experienced in their environment. This is the factor that became an obstacle in their lives. They must be exposed to various aspects of society. To some of the young people, summer was a season to enjoy their leisure time. They did not mind staying in their neighborhood. In such a situation, the presence of individuals who are interested in the well-being of others is important. Miss Moore is one such person. She seems to be on a mission, helping with the upward mobility of the young people in her community. It is clear that Miss Moore is exposed to social and academic aspects of life; she…

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