Cisneros and Esperanza Essay

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Luke Ahalt Sandra Cisneros is a well known Hispanic writer. She wrought the novel “The House on Mango Street” and the autobiography “The Only Daughter”. The main character in “The House on Mango Street” is Esperanza. Esperanza is a young Latino girl who grows up in a rough neighborhood. Cisneros and Esperanza share many aspects of their identity including; goals, family situation and personality traits. Cisneros and Esperanza have many similar goals. One goal they share is that they both want to be a writer. Cisneros shows her passion of writing when she says ‘But that aloneness, the loneliness, was good for a-would be writer- it allowed me time and think, to imagine, to read and prepare myself’ in “Only Daughter”. The reader can tell that Esperanza wants to become a writer when the book says ‘One day I will pack my books and paper. One day I will say goodbye to Mango.’ Another goal the two have in common is to fit in. Cisneros didn’t fit in to her family because she was the only girl and had six brothers. She said that her dad always said ‘I have seven sons’ wishing he actually did. Esperanza doesn’t fit in because the only friend she has is her little sister Nenny who she doesn’t even consider her friend because she is too young. Cisneros and Esperanza also have a similar personality. They are both very persistent. Esperanza is persistent by that she won’t let the bad influences and bad role models around her get in her way of achieving what she wants. In Mango Street Esperanza says “One day I will say goodbye to Mango. I am too strong for her to keep me here forever. One day I will go away.” Cisneros shows her persistency how she doesn’t let her dad’s expectations bother her and she keeps after her dream of being a writer. The 4th paragraph in “Only Daughter” it talks about how her dad only wanted her to go to college to find a husband not a job because

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