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House On Mango Street Class Notes

by: Asia Glenn

House On Mango Street Class Notes ESP 333-01

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Asia Glenn on Thursday February 11, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ESP 333-01 at West Chester University of Pennsylvania taught by in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 78 views.


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Date Created: 02/11/16
Major Themes: Power of Language Struggle for self definition and voice Sexuality vs. autonomy Women’s responsibilities to each other Home and place Hope vs. disillusionment Racism Motifs: Names Fallings Women in windows Symbols: trees shoes poetry Pages 1-57 Gender Issues: Hips: if you don’t get them, you could turn into a man (pg.49) Can’t have kids if you don’t have them can’t fulfill your role as a women if you can’t have kids scientific: structure of skeletal bones — difference between male and female Sexual or maternal Women dependent on waiting for someone else to change her. Men are viewed as macho (men aren’t suppose to cry) Sexuality is dangerous Narrative Voice: Child- Esperanza (translates: Hope) Sporadic thinking World = neighborhood Lack of Self-confidence “I”; Character of story Oral quality Language: Bilingual Descriptive Sensual (of the senses) Imagery Colorful Words Similes Conversational/ talking/ laid back Metaphor “Until then I am a red balloon, a balloon tied to an anchor.” (pg. 9) red- passion, desire, (ties to her feelings of wanting to be free) Female Character: Marin Cathy Lucy Rachel Competition and friendship Different is bad Networking/Solidarity among females Racism: Separate races Danger (recognizing that she is seen and “brown”) (Cathy- fearful)) Segregation According to the Nun she lives in a poor house because she is Latina (pg.45) Schools Neighborhoods Hyper aware of race because she has to be Home: Poverty: Mexican= poor Actual vs. desired home Shoes— had to wear school shoes to dance Scarcity of goods Lack of access to material things *Racism and Poverty are intertwined*


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