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.."windows so they think they were holding their breath"
In "hairs" what binds the family together
The mother's comfort
What does Esperanza mean when she says "Until then I am a red balloon, a balloon tied to an anchor."
The metaphor captures her thoughts of feeling suppressed, tied down by her responsibility to Nenny, and how obvious it is that she has no true friend.
What does Esperanza find shameful or burdensome about her name?
People mispronounce it, and she feels a sense of sadness waiting
"Cathy Queen of Cats" Why is cathys family about to move and what does this mean to Esperanza?
They are moving because the neighborhood is getting bad. This makes Esperanza feel ashamed because she just moved in, and it seems people move away from people like them
What common traits does Esperanza share with Nenny?
Their laughter is the same
Why does Esperanza feel stupid about the music box from gil's furniture store?
She expected a pretty box with flowers and a ballerina
"It's like all of a sudden he let go of a million moths all over the dusty furniture and swan-neck shadows in our bones. It's like drops of water. Or like marimbas only with a funny little plucked sound to it like if you were running your fingers across the teeth of a metal comb
How does what happened with Louie and the yellow car perpetuate stereotypes ?
It shows that people in house on mango street are criminials
What matters most to Marin?
Being noticed by boys
How are Esperanza and Alicia similar?
They both have aspirations that are uncharacteristic for women in their culture
Why does Darius explain to someone little that one of the clouds is god?
Darius was noticing the beauty in the sky, something that even their neighborhood could offer, and he wanted to make it sacred for the kids in his rare moment of wisdom.
When Esperanza has an audience with Sister Superior and gains allowance to eat in the cantina for one day only, rather than feeling like she won a victory, she cries while eating. it can be inferred she is feeling?
Sad because where she supposedly lives became the focus of the conversation and she wanted to fit in with the rest of the students
"Chanclas" She goes to a baptism party. Whats the theme?
Esperanza is developing from a child toward adulthood and is starting to care about her looks, how she is regarded, and by whom
Given esperanzas description of the baptism and her observations of nenny in hips while jumping rope with Rachel and lucy, what conclusion might be drawn
Esperanza realizes that nenny is simply less mature and their two worlds no longer match
What summarizes something about the author based on the old man kissing her in "Jobs"
She depicts the realities of poverty and gender through portraying imbalances of power often in her writing
removed with fingers
Esperanza asks elenita about a house what was her response?
She said "Ah yes I see a home in the heart"
"But I think disease have no eyes. They pick with a dizzy finger anyone, just anyone.
What do esperanzas feelings at the end of Sire prove about her growth in the book so far?
They prove that she is experiencing normal desires for romantic affection
How does esperanza impose her character on the four skinny trees?
She is resilient, despite the difficulty of the circumstances she is in
Whats mamacitas feelings about her culture?
She longs for her real home, and dislikes that her culture is being lost
"leans out the window and leans on her elbow and dreams her hair is like rapunzels?
In what way do the sisters provide the decisive turning point for esperanza
They tell her to remember to come back
What is the significance of the fact that the only lasting friendship esperanza seems to have is with Alicia?
Alicia represents a woman who is seeking an education and who will likely be able to have control in her own life, this mirrors esperanzas determination
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