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The House on the Mango Street

The House on the Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros


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1. The novel The House on Mango Street is a series of vignettes (very brief narratives or descriptions). Most of the vignettes revolve around characters that the narrator, Esperanza, remembers from her childhood. All of the vignettes are associated with very strong emotions.

Choose a minor character in the story of your own childhood who made a strong impression on you. Write a vignette about this person. Give your character a fictional name. Focus on one small scene, modeling your vignette on those in The House on Mango Street.


2. A major idea (theme) developed in the novel The House on Mango Street is the relationship between people’s identity and their setting. In other words, where you live has an impact on how others perceive you and how you identify yourself.

Esperanza’s desire to have a house of her own reflects her desire to establish her own individuality.

Write a descriptive essay detailing the home you hope to have someday. Be certain to plan your essay before you begin writing. Think about what is important to you and how your space will reflect your values. Consider the larger setting (city, state, rural, urban) as well as details (furnishings).

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Danboy 88
Danboy 88
28 jun 2022

The home that I want to have in the future would be a multi-million mansion on or near the California Beach. The exterior or outside of the house would made of a blue brick and the roof would be made out of tile. The house would have multiple stories and have a basement. The outside of the house would have a very very large driveway as I would have more than 3 cars outside,

The rooms around the house would be very large and would fit comfortably to anyone to visited the house. I would also have a family rooms. The family rooms would be designed to please my family with stuff that they like and what they would want…

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Courtney Cho
Courtney Cho
23 jun 2022

A home I would love to have someday would be a home that is a modern villa style home but on the beach. The exterior would be a creme/beige concrete home with a tiled roof. The home would be one story with a basement. The house would have a large driveway and at least a 3 car garage if my family were to live there with me.

The home would have just enough bedrooms for my whole family to come and visit and have their own areas and bathrooms. Each bedroom would be styled to their liking and be spacious. My room would have a large bed with white sheets and a door that leads to the backyard. I would…

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taniya
taniya
18 jun 2022

Isa, Isa moved in not long ago. She doesn't like people calling her by her real name, only her mom can call her that. She is a very strong person and would stand her ground in whatever it is. She has a dog named Socks, he's nice, well to her. She doesn't talk to anyone and you can find her in the forest looking for wood for her fort. Her dad doesn't like her going out but she still goes out anyways. The winner of our cannonball contest was Isa, many people were mad since she was new, but she shut down every one of them and went home. Since then every one never bothered her.

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Jason Ko
Jason Ko
15 jun 2022

I want to have a mansion that is not too big. I want it to be in a big neighborhood with lots of friendly people. I don’t want it to be in a city or something like that. I want to have all the basic needs a house has like, the kitchen, bathrooms, living room and stuff like that. I also want to have an arcade so I can have fun playing games without going to an arcade like Pinstack. A movie theatre is also important so I can watch my favorite movies while having popcorn.

For the backyard, I want it big with a good sized pool with 2 slides. It can be with cabanas. There also nee…

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Elisha
Elisha
14 jun 2022

A house I hope to have someday will be an Urban town home in San Diego, California. I also hope that there will be a beach close by, but not too close. Inside there will be 2 bathrooms, living room, 1 bedroom, and a kitchen. The house will have dark beige wood for the floors. I also want my home to be organized so that I can find things easily and because they would be at the same place every time I go and try to get something. I also want my house to be pretty modern because it would be more simple. I also want shops near the house so that I won’t have to drive to places …


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