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The House on Mango Street

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Katie Feeney

on 25 October 2012

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Transcript of The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street -Collection of Short Stories PLOT:
(Basics) Esperanza Esperanza -First Person
-Present Tense -Day to day activities
-Observations Point of View! -More of the people
around her -Dreams of the Future The House on Mango Street: Plot Diagram Exposition Rising Action Climax Conflict Piecing it together! Finding where she belongs Learning about her past and family Starting to feel her discomfort
Other women & how they're treated
Growing Up {When the tone & mood changed} Friendship with Sally, leads to trouble Lucy & Rachel Falling
Action Resolution Understands that she belongs
Uses her dreams & goals to better Family moves to Mango Street Introduced to many people (or characters) Cultures, Poverty, Gender Roles Ashamed & Hardships Wanting to Overcome Society Using her goals and gifts ambitious and hopeful Tone & Mood yet... negative and judgemental (cc) photo by medhead on Flickr THEMES Identity Dreams & Hopes Family & Friendship Setting Is it an
Autobiography? Both Had: -Large Families
-Migration -Struggles
-Poverty -Misogyny {dislike of women} Sandra Cisneros -Interconnected
Vignettes Genre: Of coming of age -Believable Characters & Events New York Times Book Review "...radiant first collection." established her as an author, a major figure in contemporary American literature. Critics Review The People's Review Mexican Americans
-Negitave Sterostypes
-Feminism My Review
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