Mango Street

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The House on Mango Street In The House On Mango Street Esperanza reveals personal experiences through which the reader is able to determine what kind of person she is; her views on life, how she views herself, as well as how her poverty affects her view of life, her view of her future, and how her poverty currently affects her place in the world. The vignettes show different aspects of Esperanza’s identity as it …

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…not plan to abandon those who cannot leave Mango Street. “They will not know I have gone away to come back. For the ones I left behind.” Esperanza maintains a commitment to her roots on Mango Street. At the outset of The House on Mango Street, Esperanza is presented as a shy girl with low self esteem. As the book progresses she appears to become increasingly strong, and clear about her destiny. Her optimism prevails.