Essays Tagged: "Mango Street"

Fantasy vs Reality

to have what we want. This is the same exact feelings that the characters in Cisneros' The House on Mango Street. Unlike us, the disappointment for these characters last throughout their childhood. Es ... oughout their childhood. Esperanza, Rachel, Nenny, Sally, and Lucy are among the kids growing up on Mango Street. They all long for friendship, love, and a better life, but all these kids face are the ...

(4 pages) 94 0 2.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The Symbolism of The House on Mango Street

The Symbolism of The House on Mango StreetIn The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros addresses and develops thethemes of assimi ... ed throughout Cisnero's novel.One was Cisneros brings out the theme of assimilation in The House on MangoStreet is through the concept of the 'American Dream.' The dream is to own a home. Itis a symbo ... odded...(pg. 45). The wish fora nice home is in a way a desire for a better self image.The House on Mango Street also reflect the treatment of Chicanas within theirculture. This theme has been dealt w ...

(2 pages) 138 0 4.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of a House on Mango Street

Analysis of House of Mango StreetThe narrator of House of Mango Street has experienced a rough life. Esperanza comes from ... nd Minerva as well as with knowledge she acquires from simply living life. As a result of living on Mango Street, Esperanza acquires many life lessons on issues such as racism, sex, moral values, and ...

(2 pages) 63 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck

Face has an apt title because the book develops Lucy's attitude toward her face. Cisnero's House on Mango Street has a title that reflects the symbolism of the house and reflects the events on Mango S ...

(3 pages) 167 1 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

"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 vario ... EsperanzaEsperanza is probably around 12 years old. She is Mexican- American. She has just moved to Mango Street, and the entire book is about her reactions to the people and things around her, and th ... s and weaknesses.Secondly, I feel that a theme is the attachment to home and identity. The house on Mango Street is clearly a major point in the book and a parallel between her dreams and who she want ...

(2 pages) 95 1 4.6 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Theme of the House on Mango Street

The House on Mango StreetIn the novel "The House on Mango Street" Sandra Cisneros records a series of impressions ... anza. This novel covers a year in her life, a year in which her family moves into a rented house on Mango Street. It follows her and a group of her friends and neighbors as they confront issues of sex ... death, creativity, friendship, and racism. In the end, Esperanza realizes that, while she may leave Mango Street someday, she will always be obligated to come back to help those who aren't able to lea ...

(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. In the end you even wish to leave Mango Street behind, with your ... ey are just looking out for you. You need to realize that you will always be part of your family in Mango Street, and everyone in it plays a vital role in your growing up. Your family will always be t ...

(4 pages) 34 1 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"House on Mango Street"-Summary

radual process that children go through which takes 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 ... o can be taken lightly and quickly.Esperanza, the main character, also the narrator in The House on Mango Street, lived in the barrios of Chicago, more specifically on Mango Street. All our informatio ...

(4 pages) 57 0 1.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis of The House On Mango Street by Sanda Cisneros

By: Lee A. ZitoThe House On Mango Street is a book filled with colorful chapters which are small yet powerful. Sandra Cisneros h ... young hispanic girl, Cisneros describes 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 ... young girl's struggle for self identity among poverty, disappointment, and her family. She detests Mango Street, determined to someday live in a beautiful house where she will be independent and happ ...

(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 Sandra Cisneros the Esperanza said," I will go to hell and most likely I deserve to ...

(1 pages) 22 0 3.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Sandra Cisneros' "The House on Mango Street": A Compare and Contrast Analysis

In the short story "The House on Mango Street" Sandra Cisneros unfolds her childhood memories where she and her family struggled with ... to happen. And this gives us energy to achieve success.Works Cited:Cisneros, Sandra. "The House on Mango Street". 40 Short Stories. Ed. Beverly Lawn.New York: Bedford, 2001

(2 pages) 43 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Compare and Contrast Analysis of Sandra Cisneros' "The House on Mango Street" and Langston Hughes' "A Dream Deferred"

In the short story "The House on Mango Street" Sandra Cisneros unfolds her childhood memories where she and her family struggled with ... dream, whereas Hughes contemplates on continuation of a dream's existence. In "The House on Mango Street" the author tells us how she found her dream. Her large family had to move all the time ... sue her goal, because the energy of a dream is absolute.Works Cited:Cisneros, Sandra. "The House on Mango Street". 40 Short Stories. Ed. Beverly Lawn.New York: Bedford, 2001Hughes, Langston. "A Dream Deferred".

(3 pages) 72 3 4.3 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The house on mango street

Mainly, the characters in The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros, are static, except for the main character, Esperanza. Nenny, Lucy, ...

(1 pages) 30 0 2.5 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Sandra Cisneros Bio

Mexico often, to visit her paternal 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 a ... ecognizing her difference from other students at Iowa eventually led to the writing of The House on Mango Street, which was published by Arte Publico Press of Houston in 1984 and won the Before Columb ...

(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

"The House of Mango Street" is a story written in vignettes, which shows how a girl grows up and how she is maturi ... y when she is growing up and that show some 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 p ... rt of poor but not completely. They have moved from place to place until they settled at a house in Mango Street when she was eight years old. There she starts to grow up and becoming more mature. In ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Machismo: "House on Mango Street".

exico, and for Mexicans living 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 ... l named Esperanza experiences the hardships of machismo and the abuse that comes with it. "House of Mango Street" is a novel that was written by Sandra Cisneros a Mexican writer. She in this novel has ...

(5 pages) 32 1 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

In "The House on Mango Street", by Sandra Cisneros, Mango Street is part of a lower class, dangerous neighborhood whe ... y one I dream of" (Cisneros 106). Esperanza has bigger ideas planned for her future than those that Mango Street has to offer her, but has no choice but to stay because of her age and maturity level. ...

(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"

' version of the American Dream can be defined through the lives of the characters in "The House on Mango Street". Using several vignettes throughout the book, Esperanza, the narrator, reveals Cisnero ... erican Dream is 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, t ...

(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

right with music and picture." _Gwendolyn Brooks. This is a quote that describes The House on Mango Street. Her style of creates an impression in every reader's heart without a wasted word. She ...

(2 pages) 7 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

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 li ... ly who moves into a red house, which is in very poor condition. The house is located in Chicago, on Mango Street. The house although is in terrible conditions, it gives the family more space and allow ... a way to get away from life. As the novel goes on, her friends move away and have children. Back on Mango Street, Esperanza's family suffers through poverty and death. Living on Mango Street is more t ...

(1 pages) 393 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers