Map of Mango Street
Updated: 6/16/2020
Map of Mango Street
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  • "It's small and red with tight steps in front and windows so small you'd think they were holding their breath." (Cisneros 4)
  • Esperanza lives here with her mom, dad, Carlos, Kiki, and Nenny.
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  • “It is wooden. Inside the floors slant. Some rooms uphill. Some down. And there are no closets.” (Cisneros 21)
  • Cathy lives here and she owns a lot of cats. She was one of Esperanza's first friends. Meme Ortiz later moved into this house.
  • "Around the back is a yard, mostly dirt and bunch of greasy boards that used to be a garage. But what you might remember most is this tree, huge, with fat arms, and might families of squirrels in the higher branches." (Cisneros 22)
  • "This is the tree we chose for the First Annual Tarzan Jumping Contest" (Cisneros 22)
  • "Mr. Benny at the corner store puts down his important cigar: Your mother knows you got shoes like that? Who give you those? Nobody. Them are dangerous, he says. You girls too young to be wearing shoes like that." (Cisneros 41)
  • Benny's & Blanca's Corner Store
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  • "Benny and Blanca own the corner store. They're okay except don't lean on the candy counter." (Cisneros 12)
  • "But Ruthie lives here and Edna can't throw her out because Ruthie is her daughter." (Cisneros 68)
  • Earl lives next door in Edna's basement, behind the flower boxes Edna paints green each year, behind the dusty geraniums." (Cisneros 70)
  • Building that Edna used to own
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  • "They are the only ones who understand me. I am the only one who understands them. Four skinny trees with skinny necks and pointy elbows like mine. Four who do not belong here but are here." (Cisneros 74)
  • Esperanza feels a connection to these trees because she can relate to them in many ways.
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