Should i be friend with her or should i be friends with the two raggedy girl.
The House on Mango Street.
its my birthday can i get a kiss .
i mean it is his birthday so i guess one kiss on the cheak .
Two girls raggedy as rats live across the street. You do not want to know them. You want a friend, She says. Okay i'll be your friend . But only till next Tuesday.
I thought i would because he was so old and just as i was about to put my lips on his cheek he grabs my face with both hands and kisses me hard on the mouth and doesn't let go.
It's me mama said. I open up and she's there with bags and boxes, the new clothes and, yes, she's got the socks and a new slip with a little rose on it and a pink and white stripe dress. What about the shoes? I forgot too late now. I'm tired. Whew!
This illustration shows Esperanza is having and external with Cathy (man vs man). The conflict is that Esperanza does not like that Cathy is telling her who to be friends with.
This illustration shows that Esperanza is struggling in a male dominating society.. Esperanza is having an external conflict with the old man (man vs man)
This illustration shows that Esperanza is struggling with her identity. This is an internal conflict (man vs self).