The House On Mango Street Summary

Words: 540
Pages: 3

Everyone hates to move, new people, new school and new environment. A family of six has moved across the states staying in all sorts of apartments, and had to move because they didn't like the conditions or how they were treated. The narrator is sorta embarrassed of the apartment he commented “You live there? There. I had to look where she was pointing--the third floor, the paint peeling, wooden bars Papa had nailed on the windows so we wouldn't fall out.” Then adds” I knew I had to have a house. A real house. One I could point to.” This family is shown as being a very easy going family never complaining about what they have or don’t have. To really show this, Sandra Cisneros uses syntax and imagery in order to discribe the life of a family …show more content…
It also states that the houses were very pleasant either “ The third floor, the paint peeling, wooden bars Papa had nailed on the windows so we wouldn’t fall out”
Cisneros in “The House on Mango Street” uses syntax to portray their feeling to the different houses that they have stayed at over the year. In the short story the author uses short sentences to hint their disgust of the house “For the time being, Mama says. Temporary says Papa. But I know how those things go.” Also Cisneros uses long descriptive sentences to describe how they would love a house where they had no rules “ The house on Mango Street is ours, and we don’t have to pay rent to anybody , or share the yard with the [people down stairs, or be careful not to make too much noise, and there isn't a landlord banging on the ceiling with a broom.” To show the love for a house they can call their own and to describe their dream house Sandra Cisneros uses long sentences “ They always told is that one day we would move into a house, that would be ours for always so we wouldn't have to move each year.” “And we’d have a basement and at least three washrooms so when we took a bath we wouldn’t have to tell