Gender Roles In The House On Mango Street

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In Cisneros’s novel, The House on Mango Street, Esperanza notes that “the boys and the girls live in separate worlds” (Cisneros 8). Through how Esperanza sees the two genders relate to each other in her community, she delineates the divide between them. Looking in Esperanza's life, we see women are treated unequally, held back not only by male partners, but also expectations set by the society. With forty years, gender equality has progressed; however, women still face unfair treatment through wage gaps and objectification through media. Esperanza experiences this everyday, within her own home and community For example, her brother refuses to be seen talking with her outside, so they have conversations through the windows, causing her