Esperanza had a little sister named Magdalena but she was called Nenny. Nenny was Esperanza's responsibility. Since Nenny was younger then Esperanza, she could be embarrassing when they were around Esperenza's friends. Esperanza does not have a hard time making friends when she moves into her new house, the first house her parents had ever owned. Her first friend was Cathy, and although Cathy was not around for long, she tried to persuade Esperanza not to be friends with Rachel and Lucy.
The main character and narrator of the story is a young girl named Esperanza Cordero (Bradley). She belongs to a large family of six that continues to grow at each stop on their journey from house to house. As she reflects on her past, she remembers nothing but “moving a lot.” Though moving can sometimes seem exciting, this situation turned out to be completely the opposite. Esperanza feels ashamed of her past and her current living conditions. During a conversation with a nun at her previous school, she felt embarrassed to reveal the location of her home.
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.
His wife also thinks that he steal money when he brings money for her. Even the poverty hides their wise, they become not believed together. They are famers so they also do not have the wide knowledge. Hence, their behavior lack of
Esperanza and the members of her community must deal with the attitudes of the citizens who live outside the barrio, one of which is that outsiders fear them. Esperanza states, “Those who don't know any better come into our neighborhood scared. They think we're dangerous. They think we will attack them with shiny knives. They are stupid people who are lost and got here by mistake” (Cisneros).
Esperanza is a little girl who moves with her family to a house on Mango Street. It's a small, crumbling red house in a poor urban neighborhood – not at all what Esperanza had been hoping for when her parents promised to move the family to a house. Esperanza, who's often followed by her younger sister Nenny, meets the other residents of Mango Street and describes their often difficult lives in a series of vignettes, or short sketches. Most of the neighborhood's residents are Hispanic, including Esperanza, whose father is a Mexican immigrant and whose mother is Latina. (By the way, check out Sandra Cisneros's opinion on the terms "Hispanic" and "Latino" under "Trivia.")
June 16, 2014 Cultural Book Report The book that I choose to read was “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros and it is a perfect book that covers many of the topics in class. The story is about a Latina girl named Esperanza Cordero who tells her story about growing up in a poor urban neighborhood. She tells the story of other people in her neighborhood and the struggles they faced along with her own. Esperanza is ashamed of her life and her families poverty situation and in many occasions she tries to hide the fact that she is poor, like saying she lived in another house. Puberty and being a women also caused a feeling of shame for Esperanza especially when she was abused by males in two experiences, one in which an old man forcefully kissed here and the other in which a group of boys raped her.
The House on Mango Street The House on Mango Street is a story with a collection of different identities. The main character Esperanza is seeking to find her true identity. She experiences many opportunities throughout her childhood. She remains on Mango Street throughout the story but it’s confident that Mango Street will not be her permanent home. The revelation of her identity is revealed on Mango Street.
Andrea Munoz The House on Mango street. In the book House on Mango Street, sections 1-4. We are introduced to a young girl named Esperanza. Cisneros creates a picture of Esperanza’s world in a very unfortunate way. This girl is young, who has seen her family move in different occasions.
Firstly, we can see that she is so passive. For example, we can find it on “The First Job”, Esperanza’s family wants her to get a summer job, but she has been spending her whole day to play in the street and her friends, therefore her aunt has found her a job which is matching pictures with negatives at the local photofinishing store, so this chapter symbolizes that Esperanza is being passive. Moreover another example in the same chapter, she is also being so passive and shy as she says “When lunchtime came, I was scared to eat alone in the company lunchroom with all those men and ladies looking, so I ate