Her parents never realized that after every meal Rachel would secretly go to the bathroom upstairs and throw up everything she had eaten. Her father would beat her up and treat her like trash and her mother would just stand there and not say a word because she was weak and always did as Rachel’s dad said. In her kindergarten class, Rachel treated all the other little girls with rudeness, anger, and jealousy towards anyone who was better than her. She often spent her days in the principal’s office because of her strong character and misbehaviors. Rachel grew up, went through her dating stage, and then finally met a wonderful man that she could not picture herself without; a caring, positive, supportive husband that goes by the name of Tim.
Major Characters; Carla - As the oldest amongst the four girls, she feels left out and out of place when her family moved to the United States and finds it hard to fit in her new social and cultural environment. She was harassed at school by malicious and prejudiced boys, and felt isolated by her limited English language abilities. Her discomfort with puberty was exacerbated by an encounter with a perverted American exhibitionist in a car. She dealt with these issues later in life by becoming a psychologist and analyzing her family's sort of mental issues. Sandra - Her artistic abilities were frustrated as a child by poor art instruction and a terrible fall which badly broke her arm.
In the previous vignette Esperanza was scolded by a nun who said Esperanza lives in an ugly house across the school and even though she didn’t live there she was too embarrassed to tell the nun that she didn’t live there(Cisneros 45). Another theme in this vignette is sexuality. Esperanza is growing up to become a woman as shown in Vignettes “Marin”, “Boys and Girls”, “Sally”, and “Edna’s Ruthie” in which Esperanza is learning how to be a woman. Esperanza’s shame of her feet is an obstacle of her development in becoming a woman and she has to overcome that shame to become a woman as she did in the vignette. When
Foster Mcfee is a 12 year old girl from Memphis. She is obsessed with baking all types of cupcakes to cakes. She was living a normal life baking and watching her mom perform as a backstage singer with her boyfriend Huck also called as Elvis at least he thought of himself as one. Well one night everything changes when they hear the window crash this is after her mom and Huck have a breakup and he is really mad so he breaks in and tries to talk to Rayka, Fosters mom and he ends up hitting her in the eye so Foster and Rayka run as fast as they could away from Huck trying to find any safe place away from him and his violence. They end up in a small town in Virginia called Culpepper where they find nice people that help them and soon Foster starts
I’m upset because the other children bully him, especially a boy called Clifford and a girl named Aggie. Dave thinks it is only a matter of time before she kills him, and he gets more rebellious, hoping that she will do it and so end his misery. One day at the store with his mother and brothers, he refuses to follow her orders, and when they get out of the store she beats him. When they get home she gives him another dose of the “bathroom treatment,” locking him in the bathroom with the poisonous fumes of ammonia and Clorox. In the fall of 1972, Dave’s mother seems to get worse.
As a new mother you want to do everything right, she followed the advise of books. Emily was 8 months old when her father left and her mother found work, so she was watch by the lady down stairs. The mother wasn't happy about leaving Emily with anyone. “I would start running as soon as I got off the streetcar, running up the stairs, the place smelling sour, and awake or asleep to startle awake, when she saw me she would break into clogged weeping that could not be comforted, a weeping I can hear yet. (291) Mother was working days at her job and decided to start on night so that she could spend the day with Emily.
They were ordered to leave within 24 hours after Nujood’s father, Aba had a fight with fellow villagers. Nujood’s family settled in the town of Sanas where life became increasingly difficult for Omma and Aba, who struggled to feed their children and had little or no money. Nujood was aware to some degree of her families struggles, but remained happy in her own way as she attended her second year of elementary school alongside her best friend, Malak. Nujood soon discovered however, that she was going to be taken from all she has ever known and loved because Aba had sold her to be the wife of a fellow villager. Without the option of saying no, Nujood weds the man her father has sold her to and was taken to live with him and his sisters.
Rose is ﬁrst introduced in the novel while she is collecting Dolly at a pub, at the age of 14 she refuses to do it anymore. Roses sense of strength starts to manifest at this ripe age as well as a growing hate for Dolly. Rose however tries to accept her metrical roles because of her Father, Sam. Rose loves her father dearly and takes up the cleaning and cooking of the household, ‘but she would always burnt the chops’. When Rose meets Oriel Lamb she senses the ﬁerce strength inside her and Rose starts to demonstrate the same qualities and stands up for herself.
Cisneros has six brothers and is the only daughter in the family. She moved frequently during her childhood and visited Mexico often, to see her grandmother. Like Esperanza, the main character in The House on Mango Street, Cisneros recalls these moves as painful experiences. “Because we moved so much, and always in neighborhoods that appeared like France after World War II--empty lots and burned-out-buildings--I retreated inside myself'" (Sagel 74). Cisneros found an outlet in writing.
English 110 Professor Julie Cardenas 29 April, 2012 Hope “In English my name means Hope.” (Cisneros 1). Esperanza Cordero longs to leave her neighborhood in a poverty stricken city in Chicago, and never look back in Sandra Cisneros’ The House on mango Street. As a young child, her family moved from apartment to apartment, each time with the hopes that the next place would be a nice house with a green lawn, a house that she could be proud of and call her home. Over the course of a year, through Esperanza’s experiences and observations, she has become a freed woman. Sandra Cisneros has presented many events and characters that show us how Esperanza changes day to day.