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The House on Mango Street settings

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  • THE STREETS
  • Police! Get out- quickly!
  • Pawn B
  • THE NEIGHBORHOOD
  • All Sales Final
  • Books- $.25
  • THE HOMES
  • Esperanza explains that outsiders (people not from her neighborhood) are scared to enter. When her neighbor's cousin takes them for a ride, it turns out to be a stolen car. They all have fun, but this might be scary to outsiders.
  • The local pawn shop is one of the places Esperanza and Nenny sometimes go. One of the most descriptive environments, the book describes the cluttered shop full of "tables with their feet upside down" and "rows and rows of refrigerators."
  • Much of Esperanza's time is spend at her own house. Her mom, dad, two brothers, and younger sister all live there with her. Her mom is often described as seeming overworked.
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