The House On Mango Street Analysis

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Esperanza dreams of a white house with lots of space and bathroom; but the house she moves into has only one bedroom and one bathroom. She expects too much and is not is the house that she envisioned as she says “the house on Mango Street is not the way they told it at all”(4). This quote explains how the house on Mango Street was not the way her parents told her and how she envisioned. Although she has been told that the house is a temporary, she does not believe they will move anytime soon. “Everybody has to share a bedroom-Mama and Papa, Carlos and Kiki, me and Nenny” (4). This quote explains how crammed the house was and everyone was stuck in one room and Esperanza had no privacy. Esperanza does not know yet of know who she is to become as…show more content…
She feels embarrassed to say where she lives to the nun as it is not the “perfect” house that she envisioned. The nun says “You live there?” (5) Esperanza thinks to herself “The way she said it made me feel like nothing was there” (5). She knew then she had to have a real house. One she could point to, but the one she lives in right now is not the house that she could point too and has to hide it from people. Esperanza really compares herself to her sister, an example would be the type of hair she has. While her sister’s hair is oily and smooth and her mother’s hair is like little rosettes, she believes her hair to be “lazy” and “never obeys barrettes or bands” (6). She considers her sister more like a role model of who she wants to become. In Esperanza’s neighborhood, she notices that boys and girls are not very social towards each other. As she says “They’ve got plenty to say to me and Nenny inside the house/ but outside they can’t be seen talking to girls” (8). Even when she’s outside of her house, Esperanza’s brothers do not talk, but inside the house they always have something to
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