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House on Mango Street
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A coming of age story
A short story
The house, the trees, the three fates, the ladies in the windows, the shoes
Point of view
The House on Mango Street
Finally live in a house, but it isn't quite the house her mom promised her
Her family all has different hair
Boys & Girls
Innocent view of how boys and girls work
Means hope in English, but sadness in Spanish
Cathy Queen of Cats
The lady who moves to somewhere "nicer"
Our Good Day
Meets Lucy and Rachel for the first time
Nenny and her don't look like sisters, but they act like it
Gil's Furniture Bought & Sold
A junk store full of cheap things and the pretty box that isn't for sale
Name is juan, broke both his arms in their tree jumping contests
Louie, His Cousin & His Other Cousin
Marin is one of his cousins, the other gets arrested with the nice car
She has a boyfriend in Puerto Rico, the adults think she is trouble
Those Who Don't
People are scared of their neighborhood
There was an Old Woman She Had so Many....
She had a lot of children, but they were bad and disrespectful
Alicia Who Sees Mice
Lives with just her siblings and dad, is scared of fathers
Darius & the Clouds
He says God is in the clouds
And Some More
Name the different clouds and all the ugly kids
The Family of Little Feet
Rachel, Lucy, and Esperanza wear the shoes out in public and the men's attention scares them
A Rice Sandwich
Esperanza wants to eat in the special room, but the nun lady wouldn't let her
Esperanzas cousins baptism, she dances with her uncle who insists she's beautiful
Esperanza, Nenny, Lucy, and Rachel jump rope and discuss the meaning of the hips they are beginning to develop.
The First Job
she gets a job at a local photo finishing store, an older man asks esperanza for a kiss
Papa Who Wakes up Tired in the Dark
Esperanza's father tells her that her grandfather, or abuelito, has died
Esperanza and her friends Rachel and Lucy pray for themselves because they played a game that made fun of Esperanza's Aunt Lupe just before she died.
Elenita, Cads, Palm, Water
Esperanza has her fortune told at the house of Elenita, she just wants to know whether Elenita sees a house in her future, but Elenita sees only a house of the heart
Geraldo No Last Name
Marin meets a young guy at a dance named geraldo, he dies, She has to answer the police's questions, but she can't tell them much. She doesn't even know Geraldo's last name.
Ruthie is the grown-up daughter of Edna, a mean and exploitative landlord who owns the apartment building next door to Esperanza's house.
The Earl of Tennessee
jukebox repairman, brings a new woman home every night for only a short time
Esperanza's first real crush. He is a neighborhood boy who sometimes stares at her, her parents tell her he is a punk.
Four Skinny Trees
Esperanza compares herself to the trees outside her house, They inspire her because they have grown despite the concrete that tries to keep them in the ground.
No Speak English
Mamacita is the wife of one of esperanzas neighbors she speaks no english and She misses Mexico and refuses to assimilate
Rafaela Who Drinks Coconut &...
On Tuesdays, when Rafaela's husband has his poker game, he locks her in their third-floor apartment because she is so beautiful, he's afraid she'll escape.
Sally is extremely beautiful, Sally wishes she didn't have to go home after school so she wouldn't have to worry about her father, gossip, or not belonging.
Minerva Writes Poems
Minerva is 2 years older than esperanza and has children, is abused by her husband, writes poems
Bums in the Attic
Esperanza wants to live in a nice suburban house and When bums pass her house she will invite them in and give them a place to live in her attic, because she knows, she says, "how it is to be without a house."
Beautiful and Cruel
Esperanza wants to be like the woman in movies who drive the men crazy and then refuse them.
A Smart Cookie
esperanza's mother is very talented, she can speak two languages, sing, draw, and fix a television
What Sally Said
sally's father beats her. She comes to school bruised and says she fell, but it's easy to see she's been beaten.
The Monkey Garden
Tito, a neighborhood boy, steals Sally's keys, and he and his friends tell her that she has to kiss all of them to get them back. Sally agrees. Esperanza sets out to save Sally herself. Arming herself with a brick
Ezparanza has been sexually assaulted by a group of boys, She is traumatized and keeps hearing the voice of one of the boys saying mockingly, "I love you, Spanish girl." She blames Sally for abandoning her and not being there to save her
Sally gets married that year to an abusive older man, he doesn't let her out of the house
The Three Sisters
Three sisters attend the funeral for rachel and lucy's baby sister. Esperanza believes they are magical and they tell her to make a wish. Her wish was to leave mango street but they tell her she belongs there.
Alicia & I Talking on Edna's Steps
Esperanza is jealous of Alicia because she has a town to call home
A House of My Own
Esperanza describes the qualities and parts of her ideal house: picturesque, not belonging to a man, flowers in front, a porch, and her shoes beside the bed. She describes the house as safe and full of potential
Mango Says Goodbye Sometimes
Esperanza defines herself as a storyteller, . The house on Mango Street is the one she remembers the most. When she writes about it, she is able to free herself from the house's grip.
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