Esperanza is thinking about eating in the cafeteria.
My home isn't far but it's not close either, and somehow I got it in my head one day to ask my mother to make me a sandwich and write a note to the principal so I can eat in the canteen too.
Ha ha, Esperanza is eating a rice sandwich because she ca't afford meat.
OMG, Esperanza, what abnormal sandwich you're eating.
The house on Mango street is ours, and we don't have to rent to anybody,or share the yard with the people downstairs,or be careful not to make too much noise, and there isn't a landlord banging on the sealing with a broom. But even so,it's not the house w'd thought we'd get.
I said I am getting my own house no matter what.
Hello. We could be friends and next time we go the lunchroom, we can sit together. Do you know what day is today? It is my birthday today. Would you please give me a birthday kiss
It was real easy, and I guess I wouldn't have minded it except that you got tired after a while and I didn't know if I can sit down or not,and then I started sitting down only when the two ladies next to me did. After a while they started to laugh came up to me and said I could sit when I wanted to, and I said I knew.
This illustrates an external conflict for Esperanza. Besides being scolded. by Sister Superior, Esperanza is being mocked by the special kids because she was eating a rice sandwich.
This illustrates an internal conflict for Esperanza. The house on Mango Street is not a house at all. The house on Mango Street is an apartment, it is dilapidated, door is extremely swollen, there is only one bathroom and one bedroom, and there is no yard, only four elm the government planted on the sidewalk.
This illustrates an external conflict for Esperanza because she is struggling with a male dominated society.