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Mango Characters

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Esperanza
Main Character; Doesn't like her name; Has hair that is lazy and doesn't obey barrettes or bands
Kiki
Esperanza's little brother; Has hair like fur
Carlos
Esperanza's brother; Has hair that doesn't need to be combed
Nenny
Real name Magdalena; Has slippery hair; Esperanza's little sister
Mama
Esperanza's mother; Has hair like rosettes and that smells like bread; Loving
Papa
Esperanza's father; Has hair like a broom; Works a lot
Cathy
Queen of cats; Used to live on Mango Street; Is "...the great great grand cousin of the queen of France."
Joe
The Baby-Grabber, Is dangerous
Benny
Husband of Blanca; Owns The Corner Store
Blanca
Wife of Benny; Owns The Corner Store
Edna
Lives next to Esperanza; Ruthie's mother
Tito
Sold Esperanza, Rachel, and Lucy the bike for $5; Got Esperanza wet with an open fire hydrant
Lucy
Is from Texas; Rachel's older sister; Esperanza and Nenny's friend
Rachel
Born in Chicago; Lucy's little sister; Esperanza and Nenny's friend
Gil
Old black man who owns a junk store and has a music box
Meme
Juan Ortiz is his real name; lives in Cathy's old house; Broke both arms in a Tarzan Jumping Contest
Louie
T-shirts never tucked in; Has cousins; Puerto Rican
Marin
Louie's Cousin; Sells makeup; Puerto Rican
Louie's Cousin
Stole and crashed a yellow Cadillac; Got arrested
Davey
The baby's brother; Has a crooked eye
Eddie V
Tall; Has a straw brim; Rosa's son
Fat Boy
Dumb grown man; Not fat or a boy anymore
Rosa Vargas
Has too many kids; Mother of the Vargas kids
Alicia
Goes to college; Her mother is dead; Sees mice; Has to cook and clean for her father
Darius
Stupid; May have some mental or social disorder; Saw God in the clouds
Family of Little Feet
The mom gave the girls shoes; There is a Grandpa with feet like thick tamales; A Grandma with feet like pink pearls; A baby with see through salamander feet; A Mother with plump and polite feet
Bum Man
An old drunk; Tried to pay Rachel a dollar to kiss him
Gloria
Nenny's friend; Nenny watches cartoons on their color TV and eats lunch at their house every day
Sister Superior
Head of Esperanza's Catholic school; A nun
Uncle Nacho
Esperanza's Uncle; Tried to cheer her up by asking her to dance
Aunt Lala
Got Esperanza her first job at Peter Pan Photo Finishers
Oriental Man
Works/Worked at Peter Pan Photo Finishers; Said it was his birthday and kissed Esperanza on the lips
Abuelito
Esperanza's grandpa; Papa's father; died
Aunt Lupe
Esperanza's Aunt; Used to be a swimmer; Got ill (Polio); Told Esperanza to continue writing; died
Totchy and Frank
Aunt Lupe's kids
Elenita
"A witch woman"; A fortune teller; Told Esperanza she wouldn't find a physical home but home is where the heart is
Geraldo
Died in a car accident; Danced with Marin at a dance
Ruthie
Edna's daughter; Sees lovely things in life; Seems to get distracted and be forgetful
Angel
One of the Vargas kids; Tried to fly and died from jumping off a roof
Earl
Lives in Edna's basement; Is from Tennessee; Has a 'wife' who they "never agree on what she looks like"
Sire
Looks at Esperanza; Boyfriend of Lois; "He is a punk"
Lois
Girlfriend of Sire; Can't tie her shoes; Smells like baby's skin