Vignettes In The House On Mango Street

Words: 315
Pages: 2

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is a series of vignettes that focuses on the life of the12 year old narrator, Esperanza Corrdero. These vignettes are chapters titled with specific names from Esperanza’s life experiences. In this novel, Esperanza introduces the reader to her family, friends, and goals for her life. As a result of her experiences, she grows to an understanding of her life and how those around her shape who she is. The novel begins by explaining how Esperanza came to the house located on Mango Street. In her eyes, this house is not the perfect house, but it’s better than their last home. They own it and do not have to share anything with anyone however, the house is small and shabby. She is embarrassed of