My Name Analysis

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The narratives “Jorje” by Jorje Chica & “My Name” from The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros develops a theme of build your own legacy. Both narratives discuss owning a name that embarrasses them when it pronounced out loud, but has a powerful or a personal meaning to them. For example, in “My Name,” Cisneros says “Esperanza. I have inherited her name, but I don’t want to inherit her place by the window.” This example shows that the narrator would not like to carry on the history of her name, from her great grandmother in this case. Alternatively, she said “... I would like to baptize myself under a new name, a name more like the real me, the one nobody sees.” In this example, she implies that she wants to identify who she is as a person under a brand new name. She does not want to leave off her mark …show more content…
He was made a saint, and in the 14th century he was made patron saint of England.” As Jorje mentioned earlier, he's proud of his name as well as its history, which plays one factor in his identity. However, Jorje also points out that his name has more personal meaning. As Jorje continues, “It represents a new beginning and a positive future. I’m the first in my family to have the name Jorge, so it’s a fresh and unused name. I don’t have to live up to the achievements of someone else, just because we share the name.” Likewise to Esperanza, Jorge would like to create his own history, in which people would remember him by. Whether his name creates a meaning of good or bad, Jorje also feels as if his name is closely connected to his heritage, which makes it more significant than any other name, or identity, Jorje would possibly could ask for. In summary, both accounts - “Jorge” & “My Name” from The House on Mango Street teaches us a lesson about building your own legacy of your name, your