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Sandra Cisneros

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the-house-on-mango-street-sandra-cisnerosSources: AARP, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Guadalupe Cultural Arts, San Antonio Current, Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.have decided not to grow up tame like the others.Esperanza Cordero, Chapter 35The House on Mango Streetby the NumbersVignettes that compose The House on Mango Street44Age when Cisneros began writing The House on Mango Street in the late 1970s 22Year Cisneros founded the Macondo WritersWorkshop to support writers from marginalized groups 1995Year of Cisneross first published work, a booklet of poetry called Bad Boys 1980Cisneross varied body of workwhich includes poetry, novels, and essaysexplores the lives of working-class Latinas navigating dual cultures, like Esperanza in The House on Mango Street. American by birth and Chicana by heritage, she is a leading voice in Latino and feminist literature.SANDRA CISNEROSBORN 1954AuthorThemesLives of WomenWomen on Mango Street are expected to aspire only to marriage and motherhood.IdentityEsperanza struggles to determine whether shewants to remain a child or become an adult.Sexual AwakeningThe thrill of attraction is tempered by cultural fear and disapproval of female sexuality.Main CharactersFriendsMarriedFamilySallyExotic, sophisticated adolescentLucyQuiet protectorOutgoing, talkative deal makerEsperanza CorderoMexican American adolescent; dreams of a home outside the barrioPapaHardworking gardener Nenny CorderoDaydreamer; baby of the family MamaSmart and talented; dropped out of schoolRachelStuck somewhere between childhood and adulthood in the 1970s, Mexican American teenager Esperanza Cordero dreams of a life far away from the poverty and patriarchal attitudes of Mango Street. She chronicles her first year in the neighborhood by describing the people who have made Mango Street the foundation of her future.Searching for a Home of Her OwnOVERVIEWEsperanza and her new friends experience the power and fear of sexual attraction.When Esperanzas family moves to Mango Street, Esperanza can’t wait to leave.Esperanza realizes she is too old to play with the younger kids.At the carnival, Esperanza is raped, increasing her desire to leave Mango Street.Esperanza stays on Mango Streetrealizing home is who she is, not where she is. 12345EnglishOriginal Language1984Year PublishedSandra CisnerosAuthorDramaNovelThe House onMango Street

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