The House On Mango Street Slideshow Part I

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The House On Mango Street Slideshow Part I

  1. 1. <ul><li>“ The way she said it made me feel like nothing. There. I lived there . I nodded. I knew then that I had to have a house. A real house. One I could point to. But this isn’t it. The house on Mango Street isn’t it. For the time being, Mama says. Temporary, says Papa. But I know how these things go.” </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ What matters, Marin says, is for the boys to see us and for us to see them. And since Marin’s skirts are shorter and since her eyes are pretty, boys who do pass by say stupid things like I am in love you those two green apples you call eyes, give them to me why don’t you. And Marin just looks at them without even blinking and is not afraid. Marin, under the streetlight, dancing by herself, is singing the same song somewhere. I know. Is waiting for a car to stop, a star to fall, someone to change her life.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ The kids bend trees and bounce between cars and dangle upside down from knees and almost break like fancy museum vases you can’t replace. They think it’s funny. They are without respect for all things living, including themselves.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ She looked out the window her whole life, the way so many women sit their sadness on an elbow. I wonder if she made the best with what she got or was she sorry because she couldn’t be all the things she wanted to be. Esperanza. I have inherited her name, but I don’t want to inherit her place by the window.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Esperanza took her little sister’s money and left her only friend Cathy to “invest” in a bike. Was her decision-making right or wrong in terms of not being a product of her environment? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>What factors are holding her back from transcending beyond her environment, and what should she do to overcome them? </li></ul>

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