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    Every human being is born with a desire for a sense of belonging. Whether it is at their jobs, schools, or amongst their friends, people will always search for acceptance. The House on Mango Street, a novel beautifully crafted by author Sandra Cisneros depicts a young Latino girl's prolonged search for an identity. Cisneros portrays the young girl's evolution throughout the book by using ethnic and thematic elements. Through many hardships and life-changing experiences, Esperanza slowly blossoms from an innocent child into a mature young woman. Some of the major ethnic elements that greatly impact the story are the culture, mindset, and tradition of her people when concerning women. For example, in the story, many girls who Esperanza shares…

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    THE House on Mango Street As Rabindranath Tagore once said “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” The quote expresses the significance of dreams. The main character of the house on mango street, Esperanza, is a person that the quote best defines. A very strong girl that once dreamed big, no matter her surroundings and limitations. Throughout the novel, Esperanza goes through many life stages, as she tries to define herself, as well as she…

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    their life in hopes to maybe create a new identity or personality for themselfs. Many people are often influenced by the environment and people that surround them. Its these influences that allows a person to develop a unique and intelligent Identity. In this classic novel “The House on Mango Street” written by Sandra Cisneros tells the story of young girl named Esperanza who is middle age and grows up around her sister Nenny, and her friends Rachel and Lucy. She develops her identity growing up…

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    House On Mango Street

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    The definition of a home is where one dwells amongst their family members. In The House on Mango Street, Cisneros employ an exclusive motif of home which plays a crucial role in the advancement of Esperanza. Despite the fact that the two stories are totally different, it is still conceivable to draw parallels to each other. I think that this poem by Eric Hanson insinuates to how Esperanza is weary with her house and aspires to attain a new one. The lines “maybe it’s got some broken windows, and…

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    House On Mango Street

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    The novel House on Mango street by Sandra Cisneros is about a Latina girl name Esperanza who expresses and talks about her life growing up in Chicago with her family. Throughout the story she goes through different changes mentally and physically while meeting new people along the way. In the second novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie Crawford is a middle aged lack woman whom can be witnessed as also being on a journey trying to find a factors worthy on a…

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    House On Mango Street

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    “The House on Mango Street,” written by Sandra Cisneros, illustrates the life of a young girl whose family moves several times. People judge the girl’s house because of the condition of the house. The judgements make her want to one day have a better life for herself which ties in with the theme that people can be harsh in the way they perceive others and their belongings. One must not let those people deter oneself but rather take the negative perception and use it to drive one’s own goals. The…

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    The House On Mango Street

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    In the book, The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros discusses the obstacles and events that Esperanza faces in society that results in having her rights taken away. This society is heavily dominated by men who value women for their physical appearances rather than their abilities and other attributes. In her book, Sandra wants us to see the problems that Esperanza must face every day in order to be treated equally. As Esperanza grows during the book, she experiences a series of…

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    A House On Mango Street

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    Sandra Cisneros' A House on Mango Street is about a young lady who is being affected by the women that are in her life. In an article on The House on Mango street Dian Klein says, "In The House on Mango Street is an ironic twist to the guidance of mentors, for often Esperanza is guided by examples of women she does not want to emulate, such as Sally and Rafaela" (Klein, 24). In the three vignettes that Cisneros uses are "Louie, His Cousin & His Other Cousin", "Rafaela Who Drinks Coconut & Papaya…

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    House On Mango Street

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    “The house on mango street is a novel about struggles of a Mexican American girl by Sandra Cisneros”.. The novel was first published at 1984 and it was Sandra Cisneros first novel. The first thing I noticed that the main character Esperanza never introduced herself until the first few chapters and the second thing I noticed while reading the novel was Esperanza did not like herself she was not as confident. Esperanza would describe other people and she never said about herself. Esperanza does…

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    Anish Bamne Mrs. Porada Per.6 A House of my Own In the vignette, A House of my own, Cisneros’s intent shows that when moving on to better things, one should not forget what helped them reach that success. Esperanza believes that she will finally be at peace at her new home, away from a judgemental and dangerous society. However, Esperanza does not know the true meaning of what a home is. She believes home is the one that is the nicest and the richest. A home is where one learns the most, and…

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