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The House on Mango Street summary / plot diagram

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  • EXPOSITION
  • CONFLICT
  • RISING ACTION
  • Esperanza and her family move to a one bedroom house on Mango Street in Chicago. While the house is better than the old apartment, it still falls short of her expectations.
  • CLIMAX
  • Esperanza battles with her place in the world.
  • FALLING ACTION
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  • Esperanza wants to leave her neighborhood and desires to grow up. She spends time with Sally, a more worldly girl. She gets a job and one of the old men there forces her to kiss him.
  • RESOLUTION
  • Esperanza's friendship with Sally leads to sexual assault at the carnival.
  • Esperanza returns her focus to Mango Street and accepts that she belongs there. She rekindles friendships with neighbors and her less mature friends.
  • Esperanza wants to be strong and have a place of her own. She wants to become a writer who is dependent on only herself.
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