Final - Discrimination Throughout the readings discrimination stuck out to me in The House on Mango Street An example of this is in the chapter

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Discrimination: Throughout the readings, discrimination stuck out to me in The House on Mango Street . An example of this is in the chapter “ Cathy Queen of Cats” when Esperanza wants to become friends with Cathy. Cathy is white and makes it very clear that her family doesn’t approve of the immigration happening in their area. She says to Esperanza “ I’ll be your friend. But only ill next Tuesday. That’s when we move away. Got to. The neighborhood is getting bad.” (Cisneros 13.) Another part of the book that has a slanted racial term is the title itself. The House on Mango Street refers to a Mexican or Spanish decent area. Latin Americans are sometimes compared to mango’s color to the color of their skin. These examples give excellent perspectives to how didn’t races are viewed into an area. Storytelling: The books read this semester have all had a bit in story telling. The stories were being told by narrators, from experiences, and from different ethnicities. The book Krik?Krak? was told from a very unique point of view, Haitian story telling. Many American’s aren’t use to this type of story telling, but it gave a vivid image of what was happening in Haiti, and the book made you truly feel pain, grief and compassion for the characters. Krik? Krak? is also a form of a love tell. The female narrator starts out the story by writing letters to her significant other, knowing that they will never see each other again, or be able to read each other’s letters. This narrator makes it shocking that she was doing this just to get by day to day in the horrible time she is in. From The House on Mango Street , Esperanze talks about her life, her views, and her goals. This book is more of a classic story telling where the narrator talks about from her point of view and her life aspects as it is happening. In
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2011 for the course PHIL 1010 taught by Professor Outlaw during the Spring '08 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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Final - Discrimination Throughout the readings discrimination stuck out to me in The House on Mango Street An example of this is in the chapter

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