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The novel “The House on Mango Street” is written by Sandra Cineros. It based upon the family, neighborhood and dreams of a young Mexican girl, Esperanza Cordero growing up in Chicago. The novel begins when the Corderos move into a new house on Mango Street in the Latino section of Chicago. The fact that it is the first house they have ever owned, make them proud. But when Esperanza sees it, she is disappointed by the red, dilapidated house. “Each time it seemed there'd be one more of us. By the time we got to Mango Street we were six-Mama, Papa, Carlos, Kiki, my sister Nanny and me”. The “House of Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros can be influenced by the analysis of Marxist Criticism. This story is a great example in understanding the Mexican-American culture. It shows what it means to live in the “American Dream” which many Mexican-Americans want to live by in order to provide for their families. In the beginning of the story, it already shows the issues of the family’s financial struggles. Esperanza explains how she is constantly moving but intended to live in apartments that weren’t in good conditions. The last place that they used to live in had a destroyed water pipe that caused them to move into the current house they live in. “Where do you live? She asked. There, I said Pointing up to the third floor. You live there?” the nun emphasizes on the word there as if to be implying that it the apartment complex is undesirable.

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