The House on Mango Street
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Moving Into The House On Mango Street
Starting A New Life
First Job First Feelings
Esperanza is happy that her family now owns a house of their own, the house on Mango street. Even though its not the dream house Papa told when holding a lottery ticket or the house when Mama told stories before going to bed of her dreamed up house. All of Esperanza's family has to live in one bedroom but at least they didint have to be careful not to make too much noise because the landlord would come and start banging on the door to settle down.
Bad To Worse
Now that Esperanza is starting her new life she has to try to fit in and get use to it. She wishes she had a best friend and begins making frienships with several teenagers in the neighborhood like Lucy and Rachel, Meme, Alicia, and Darius.
Esperanza wants a job to work for the cost of her Catholic school and is told by her Aunt that she found a job for her at a photography shop. Her job was easy and simple but she meets an older man who says that today is his birthday and asks for a kiss on the cheek. She accepts but the man then grabs Esperanza's face and kisses her hard on the mouth.
Leaving To Coming Back
As she continues her life, things seem to get worse when her abuelito dies and his Papa has to go away for awhile. Then her aunt dies who she would read to her because she was blind and enjoyed listened to her poems. Esperanza witnesses everything in her neighborhood from a husband locking up his wife in the house when he's not home to a friend being hit by her overprotective father.
Hiding her feeling and not telling anyone what had happened to her, she manages to move forward. Her friend and her go to a carnival where her life completely changes. She was left alone and a group of boys approached her. Esperanza was sexually harassed. She is traumatized and prefers not to remember or say anything.
Esperanza was told by three sisters who seem to know everything to make a wish. She is then told that her wish of leaving Mango street she would have to come back and that she couldn't erase what she knew. Esperanza wishes to leave Mango street to an ideal home where she escapes from everything she's been through. She will one day pack her bags and leave but she will remember and come back to the house she belong but did not belong to.
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