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Unformatted text preview: Samuel Castrejon Period 4 9/9/10 The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros 1984 Characters: Esperanza, Sally, Nenny, Rachel, Lucy, Mama, Papa, Alicia, Marin, Cathy, Aunt Lupe, Keke, Carlos, Louie, Meme Ortiz, Uncle Nacho, Darius, Ruthie, Elenita, Mamacita, The Vargas Kids, Minerva, Rafaela, Tito, Sire, Geraldo, Earl, The Three Sisters Location: Poor Latino barrios in downtown Chicago; Small sections within the neighborhood, including Mango Street, the Monkey Garden, the Carnival, Numerous character homes, Esperanza’s school, and Gil’s Junk Store. Major Scenes: Esperanza and her family move to a run-down house on Mango Street (The House on Mango Street). Esperanza befriends Rachel and Lucy after her other friend, Cathy, moves away (Our Good Day). Esperanza befriends Louie’s older cousin, Marin, who tells her about boys and other mature things (Marin). A bum asks Rachel for a kiss after he sees her, Rachel, and Lucy donning pairs of heels (The Family of Little Feet). Esperanza is kissed by an older Oriental man at her work (The First Job). While Esperanza is playing in the Monkey Garden, Sally goes with Tito and his friends behind an old pickup truck to kiss them, and Esperanza becomes upset by this (The Monkey Garden). goes with Tito and his friends behind an old pickup truck to kiss them, and Esperanza becomes upset by this (The Monkey Garden)....
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- The House on Mango Street, Hispanic and Latino Americans, Demographics of the United States, Esperanza, Mango Street