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  • Mama
  • Looks: Hair like little rosettes, like little candy circles all curly and pretty because she pinned it in pincurls all day.
  • Actions: The mother takes care of her children and makes than feel safe with her.
  • Thoughts:  Esperanza thinks very found of her mother she says that her hair is like bread  before its baked and her hair looks like little rosettes.
  • Effects: Sweet to put your nose when she's holding you and you feel safe, is the warm smell of bread before you bake it. 
  • Speak:   Esperanza thinks very found of her mother.
  • Esperanza 
  • Thoughts:   She thinks that her name is like the number nine, a muddy color.
  • Speak:  She speaks english and spanish.
  • Effects:  People say her name funny like the syllables were made out of tin and hurt the roof of their mouths. She would like to baptize herself under a new name, a name more like her,the one nobody sees.
  • Action:    she inherited her great-grandmother name but she doesn't want to inherit her place by the window. 
  •   Louie
  • Speak:  He speaks Puerto Rican.
  • Thoughts: He's not like his other cousin.
  • Action: Louie is friends with Esperanza's brother.
  • Looks: His T-shirts never stay tucked in this pants. 
  • Effects:  He get along with other people.
  • Hair like little rosettes, like little candy circles all curly and pretty because she pinned it in pincurls all day.  ( p 6 )
  • Sandra  Cisneros
  • Her hair is lazy and it never obeys barrettes or bands.  ( P 10 )
  • The House On Mango Street
  • Looks:  Her hair is lazy and it never obeys barrettes or bands.
  •  His T-shirts never stay tucked in this pants.  ( P 23 )
  • pages used 4, 6, 10, 23, 24,and  25
  • " My mother hair, like little rosettes, like little candy circles all curly and pretty because she pinned it in pincurls all day, sweet to put your nose into when she holding you, holding you and you feel safe. "   ( P.6 )
  • "It's small and red with tight steps in front and windows so small you'd think they were holding their breath. " " A small yard that looks smaller between the two building on either side."  ( P 4 )
  • "when he drove up in this great big yellow Cadillac with whitewalls and a yellow scarf tied around the mirror. " "we saw the yellow Cadillac at the end of the block trying to make a left-hand turn, but our alley is too skinny and the car crashed into a lamppost."  ( P 24, 25 )
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