How would the book have been different if it had been a more straightforward novel? Every night and every day. What do they know about riding their ten speed through dark streets guided by the screams of their friends ahead of them? Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?
Why is she unable to leave her house? She highlights significant or telling moments in their lives, mostly moments that show their the difficulties that they experience, such as when Louie's cousin was arrested for stealing a car or when Esperanza's Aunt Lupe dies. How does this tone convey her attitude toward abuse?
By the end of the story, after a year of living on Mango Street, she realizes that she will escape someday, but she will also return. What makes her cry? Rafaela is a young girl and she resents being treated like a caged animal that forces her to tell the kids to buy her sweet drinks to sweeten her childhood once again.
In peculiar, Cisneros provides the chapters? Why is she black and blue when she comes to visit Esperanza? What happens to her son Angel? Esperanza gives the impression of a crowded neighborhood where people live in close quarters and lean out of windows, and where one can hear fighting, talking, and music coming from other houses on the street.
What do these and other titles in the book convey about the people and the life surrounding Esperanza? Ironically, the prince is the culprit, and not the savior. Add your rating See all 50 kid reviews.
It is narrated in the voice of a young girl—a girl too young to know that no one may ever hear her—but whose voice is completely convincing, because it is the creation of a mature and sophisticated writer. Marin sneaks cigarettes, dresses seductively, and stares boldly back at boys.
Can or should The House on Mango Street be categorized as a coming-of-age novel, or is it more complex than that?
How does Cisneros make the collection of sketches or stories work together as a book structurally and thematically?
Only a house quiet as snow, a space for myself to go, clean as paper before the poem. Are the selections in The House on Mango Street most aptly labeled a stories, b sketches, c vignettes, or d poems, and what characteristics make them one or the other?
Of what is Esperanza ashamed? How well does your name "fit" you?
Esperanza's reports suggest that Marin herself, however, is not so well informed as she thinks she is; one suspects that her extreme youth and a sense of honor among the boys and men she dances with — along with a good deal of luck — have so far protected her.
Women become trapped in the dreams that lead them to believe in a magical place found in dreaming. How does Esperanza express her emotions in this story differently than those she experienced in "A Rice Sandwich" or "Chanclas" and, if so, why?
Marin has a boyfriend back in Puerto Rico but keeps the hopes that she might have someone in America to save her from the situation she is in. The irony of these tales is that in life when men dominate lives of women they dominated the entrance of the fairy-tale as well. For Marin's precocious sexual maturity is not promiscuity but simply the only way she knows — having learned from the movies and "romance" magazines that young girls of her time devoured — of looking for that magical key to everything:The House On Mango Street: Seeking Independence Author Sandra Cisneros was born in in the Latino section of Chicago (Encarta 1).
Cisneros is an "American novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and poet (Encarta 1). The House on Mango Street. Summary Note: summary text provided by external source. Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Streetis the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero.
Told in a series of. The House On Mango Street By: Sandra Cisneros Summary: The 2nd book i read over the summer was “The house on mango street “ by Sandra Cisneros. The book is about 44 short stories and the one telling them all is a young girl who recently moved to mango street with her mom and sisters/5(24).
This quiz will test your reading comprehension of the first half of The House on Mango Street. Think about each question before you answer.
When you finish, raise your hand so I can record your score. Names are of particular importance in The House on Mango Street. Esperanza realizes early on in the novel that a name isn't just something to call oneself—it's an identity.
She doesn't like her name because it ties her to her great-grandmother, whose life came to a halt after marrying. In the book The House on Mango Street, writer Sandra Cisneros presents a series of sketchs that involve a immature miss, named Esperanza, turning up in the Latino subdivision of Chicago.Download