The family of Little Feet
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The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Chapter 18: The Family of Little Feet
Esperanza imagines a family of people with tiny, plump feet. Her description of the fairy-tale family merges into an account of a day when a woman gives her, Nenny, Rachel, and Lucy some old pairs of high-heeled shoes that happen to fit their small feet perfectly. The girls are amazed at these shoes because when they put them on, they suddenly have attractive, womanly legs. Some of their male neighbors warn them that such suggestive shoes are not meant for little girls, but the girls ignore them. Other men tease them with sexual comments. The shoes cause a flirtation between Rachel and a drunken bum. He asks her to kiss him for a dollar. Frightened, Lucy leads the girls back to Mango Street. They hide the shoes on Rachel and Lucy’s porch, and later Rachel and Lucy’s mother throws them away. The girls are glad the shoes are gone.
Do you want this
hurray , do you like these shoes
Mr benny's grocery.
Your mother know you got shoes like that! , who give you those
if i give you a dollar will you kiss me ?
we got tried of being beautiful. lucy hides the shoes, the stay there until her mother trows them away but no one complains
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