Essays Tagged: "Esperanza"

Fantasy vs Reality

n Mango Street. Unlike us, the disappointment for these characters last throughout their childhood. Esperanza, Rachel, Nenny, Sally, and Lucy are among the kids growing up on Mango Street. They all lo ... better life, but all these kids face are the harsh reality of the 'real world.' In the society that Esperanza and her friends live in, love takes a back seat when it comes to relationships.'Someday, I ...

(4 pages) 94 0 2.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The Symbolism of The House on Mango Street

treatment of the Chicana within her culture. These themes are brought out through theexperiences of Esperanza, a young Chicana character. The American society has tried tomake the Chicano fir into its ... he 'American Dream.' The dream is to own a home. Itis a symbol of success in a materialistic world. Esperanza, the main character, expressesthis desire in 'A House of My Own.' (pg. 108)Esperanza and h ...

(2 pages) 138 0 4.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This is a story of a little kid and his courage to survive. Title: my life.

y their life is going. Other people think that just because they have money, they have a good life. Esperanza's life is a good example of this. She wasn't rich, but she had a good outlook on life. Peo ... ill little kids.I would consider my life to be somewhere in the middle of everything. This is where Esperanza's life was. There have been some times in my life when I thought I didn't want to grow old ...

(2 pages) 53 1 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Analysis of a House on Mango Street

nalysis of House of Mango StreetThe narrator of House of Mango Street has experienced a rough life. Esperanza comes from a poor Hispanic family who is forced to travel around looking for a decent plac ... past she has struggled with racism and judgments because of her poor background. Despite all this, Esperanza is able to overcome her differences and live a fulfilling childhood. She is able to do thi ...

(2 pages) 63 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The House On Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros.

IntroductionSandra Cisneros's novel titled The House on Mango Street tells the story of Esperanza Cordero through a series of short chapters depicting various fictional thoughts, life expe ... full of immigrants who don't speak English well and rarely leave the area.CharactersMain Character: EsperanzaEsperanza is probably around 12 years old. She is Mexican- American. She has just moved to ... und her, and the way those shape her as she matures over a period of one year.Minor Characters:NennyEsperanza's younger sister. Esperanza cares for Nenny, though she also finds her annoying because of ...

(2 pages) 95 1 4.6 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Theme of the House on Mango Street

Cisneros records a series of impressions and significant moments in the life of a young girl named Esperanza. This novel covers a year in her life, a year in which her family moves into a rented hous ... ront issues of sexuality, domestic violence, death, creativity, friendship, and racism. In the end, Esperanza realizes that, while she may leave Mango Street someday, she will always be obligated to c ...

(6 pages) 99 0 1.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

House on Mago Street Essay A letter to Esperanza Explaining importance of family

Dear Esperanza,Throughout this book, you seem to always want to leave Mango Street, to leave your family. ... point, you look upon her while she is working in the kitchen, and she gives you priceless advice. "Esperanza, you go to school. Study hard.... Got to take care all your own" (HMST, pg. 91). You can l ...

(4 pages) 34 1 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"House on Mango Street"-Summary

many years for them to develop. In The House on Mango Street, girls in the barrios of Chicago like Esperanza have difficulty growing up due to their poverty-stricken circumstances. Sandra Cisneros wr ... hardship all around with a small house, being made fun of at school, even rape, yet the strength of Esperanza shines through 'til the end as a strong Latino girl. Cisneros relays a strong theme of sex ...

(4 pages) 57 0 1.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis of The House On Mango Street by Sanda Cisneros

s emotionally and physically her surroundings while living on Mango Street. For the main character, Esperanza, Mango Street is not what she considers a home, but represents a young girl's struggle for ... live in a beautiful house where she will be independent and happy. This dream is far different than Esperanza's reality lived during her days at the little house on Mango Street.Surrounded by delinque ...

(4 pages) 112 1 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Friends

"Although Esperanza's life was difficult, there were moments of happiness"In The House on Mango Street by Sand ... was difficult, there were moments of happiness"In The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros the Esperanza said," I will go to hell and most likely I deserve to be there" When Esperanza said that; ... hat topic sentence in chapter 23 "Born Bad", you could already tell that was one those of days when Esperanza's life was problematical. "My mother says I was born on a evil day and she will pray for m ...

(1 pages) 22 0 3.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The house on mango street

acters in The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros, are static, except for the main character, Esperanza. Nenny, Lucy, and Rachel are characters considered static because they don't change throug ... t the novel. They pretty much remain the same from beginning to end. At the beginning of the novel, Esperanza is a girl with a low self-esteem, and then she changes as the novel go on.First, at the st ...

(1 pages) 30 0 2.5 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Leaving Like A Man: Gender's Role In "The House On Mango Street"

In her book The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros demonstrates the obstacles facing women in Esperanza's culture, and the ways in which they affect Esperanza. Many females in Mango Street are d ... es in Mango Street are dependent on men to escape Mango Street with only a few exceptions. Although Esperanza grows up in that community, she is able to overcome the limitations of her gender and emer ...

(3 pages) 34 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Sandra Cisneros Bio

d frequently during her childhood and visited Mexico often, to visit her paternal grandmother. Like Esperanza, the main character in The House on Mango Street, Cisneros recalls these moves as painful ... ed Cisneros to develop them into what was to becomeWoman Hollering Creek (1991). Much as the writer Esperanza promises to return to Mango Street at the end of that novel, Cisneros has continually retu ...

(1 pages) 23 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Esperanza Growing up in "The House of Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros

of steps that take part as people grow up. The House of Mango Street is a coming of age story where Esperanza, the protagonist, is growing up as the story progresses.Esperanza is a girl that has is so ... . Then she with her sister and friend start telling each other why women grow hips. This shows that Esperanza is starting to become a woman. This is because she is starting to grow hips and that is an ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Machismo: "House on Mango Street".

ing in certain parts of the United States. In the novel called "House of Mango Street" a girl named Esperanza experiences the hardships of machismo and the abuse that comes with it. "House of Mango St ... his novel has implied various themes one of the major ones is machismo. It talks about a girl named Esperanza and how as she is growing up is limited to do things and suffers because of machismo. Espe ...

(5 pages) 32 1 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Theme of fear in the "Bean Trees" by Barbara Kingsolver.

from Kentucky to find a new life in Arizona. Throughout the course of the book, Lou Ann, Taylor and Esperanza all overcome irrational fears and phobias. Lou Ann overcomes her fear of losing Angel, Tay ... rs and phobias. Lou Ann overcomes her fear of losing Angel, Taylor overcomes her fear of tires, and Esperanza overcome her fear of losing Turtle. There are many examples of other fears presented durin ...

(1 pages) 1794 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The sense of imprisonment of women in "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros

hborhood where women feel imprisoned from life, particularly in the characters of Marin, Sally, and Esperanza. The first woman, Marin, an older friend of Esperanza's, is emotionally imprisoned from th ... money, but she has to stay inside since she is a guest in her aunt's household. Sally, a friend of Esperanza's, is physically imprisoned from being beautiful and communicating with the opposite sex b ...

(1 pages) 20 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Sandra Cisneros vs. F. Scott Fitzgerald's American Dreams as shown through "The House on Mango Street" and "The Great Gatsby"

ives of the characters in "The House on Mango Street". Using several vignettes throughout the book, Esperanza, the narrator, reveals Cisneros' interpretation of the ideal American life. This American ... the desire to have a house. In the first vignette of her book, titled "The House on Mango Street", Esperanza describes her family's current housing situation. Esperanza explains how, though her famil ...

(3 pages) 18 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The House On Mango Street

The House on Mango Street is a book about a young girl, Esperanza. The story begins in the early stages of her life, when she is a young maturing woman. Her ... space and allows each member of the household to be more independent. The novel covers the life of Esperanza and some of her friends as they go through life and telling us their experiences. A few ex ... ome of her friends as they go through life and telling us their experiences. A few experiences that Esperanza and her friends experienced is rap when a man violates Esperanza. Also friendship because ...

(1 pages) 393 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Four Skinny Trees

"˜Four Skinny Trees', I've found out many interesting facts that can be inferred from the way Esperanza told her story. First of all, I could infer that Esperanza looks at the trees because she ... kinny neck and point elbow like mine' [3] and "˜four raggedy excuses planted by the city' [4]. Esperanza thinks the trees are torn which is similar to her wearing tattered cloth.Second of all, I ...

(1 pages) 758 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers