The House On Mango Street Analysis

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In the House On Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros illustrates how unsophisticated, young, teenage women, acts in a way, they would not otherwise. The narrator Esperanza is naive. She has no experience with the outside world and the pain that comes from it. One day at work a random “oriental man” asked her to kiss him for his birthday. She saw that the man was “so old” and probably lost his wife. Esperanza was “about to give him a kiss on the cheek” but instead the man, “ grabs (her) face with both hands and kisses( her) on the mouth and doesn't let go.” Esperanza had no idea that this would happen. All she wanted to do was to show kindness and kiss him on the check. But instead she became the victim.(55) Another ignorant teenager is Rachel.
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