The House on Mango Street
Updated: 5/13/2020
The House on Mango Street
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  • Esperanza and her family moved to Mango Street. Her and her family have moved a lot. Most of Esperanza's memories is basically her moving a lot in her life. She lives with Papa, Mama, Carlos, Kiki, and Nenny.
  • Each member of the family has different hairstyles. Papa's hair is like a broom. Esperanza's hair is lazy and doesn't obey barrettes or bands. Carlos' hair is thick and straight. Nenny's hair is slippery and it slips out of your hand. Kiki's hair is like fur. Mother's hair is like little rosettes and little candy circles.
  • Esperanza talks about how boys and girls have their own worlds. The boys can't be seen talking to other girls while they are outside. The girls, in Esperanza's opinion, don't get to chose your sisters to be your friends.
  • Esperanza talks about how boys and girls have their own worlds. The boys can't be seen talking to other girls while they are outside. The girls, in Esperanza's opinion, don't get to chose your sisters to be your friends.
  • Esperanza talks about her name. She talks about what he names means and who she got it from. She said that she got it from her great-grandmother. She said that it means hope in English, but in Spanish, it means sadness and waiting. 
  • After Esperanza talked about her name, she talked about her great-grandmother's life. She said that for most of her life, she sat at a window waiting like many women sat their sadness on an elbow. Esperanza said that she got her name, but she doesn't want to sit next to a window waiting.
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