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Emily Dichi

Monday, May 14, 2012


THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET The girl, that is narrating the book tells us that she has lived in many places and now she has moved in to a house in Mango Street. Her family always dreamed with a big house.

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Hairs

Her family has different kinds of hair. Her Papa hair is like a broom, Nanny´s hair is slippery, Kiki´s hair is like fur, Carlos hair is thick and strait, and her hair is lazy. She also tells that the hair of her mother makes her feel safe.

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BOYS & GIRLS The girl explain to us the relationship she has with her brothers and sisters. The girls and boys in her house live in separate worlds she says. Her little sister is to young to be her friend.

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MY NAME In this chapter we finally know the name of the girl, her name is Esperanza. This is a mexican word that means hope. She inherited that name form his grandmother. She wishes she had another name that represents her better.

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CATHY QUEEN OF CATS Cathy it´s a girl that lived upstairs. She says she was the great great grand cousin of the queen of france. She had plenty of cats, small ones, big ones, fat ones and skinny ones and they get a sleep everywhere.

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OUR GOOD DAY

Esperanza bought a bike with her two new friends, their names were Rachel and Lucy. Each one spend five dollars so they can buy the new bicycle. They take turns to run the bicycle.

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LAUGHTER Esperanza tells us that she and her sister don´t look alike. One day they were passing a house that looked like Mexico and she told Rachel that the house looked like Mexico.

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GILS FURNITURE BOUGHT & SOLD

There is a junk store from a black man. Esperanza´s family bought a refrigerator and Carlos sold a box with magazines for one dollar. The owner just turn the lights on is he sees you have money to buy something. Monday, May 14, 2012


Meme Ortiz Meme Ortiz was the new guy that moved into Cathy´s house. His real name is Juan and has one dog with two names one in spanish and the other one in english. Cathy´s father built the house in which Meme moved in to.

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Louie, His Cousin and his other cousin Meme´s mother fixed her basement and rented it to a Puerto Rican family. Louie was the name of the boy and he had 2 cousins. One of her cousin had a yellow Cadillac and gave a ride to everybody in the town. They crashed.

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Marin Marin had a boyfriend in Puerto Rico. She told Esperanza that she will marry him when she goes back to Puerto Rico. Marin says she wants to get a job in downtown.

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Those who don´t People think that the neighborhood where Esperanza lives is dangerous. They get to the neighborhood by mistake, many of the times is because they get lost.

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There was an old women she had so many children she didn´t know what to do.

Rosa Vargas had a lot of kids. She cried every day because her man left without leaving her a dollar. Her kids were bad, they had no respect for the things or people living around them.

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Alicia who sees mice Alicia´s mom died, his father always told her in the night to close her eyes and imagine a woman that will wake her up and make her lunch box tortillas. Alicia is now in the university.

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Darius and the clouds Darius who didn´t like school, acted like a fool, and was sometimes stupid today said something smart. He pointed to the sky that was full of clouds and said: that cloud is god.

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And some more

Esperanza with her friends started discussing the names of the clouds. They gave a cloud the name of someone that was alike.

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The family of little feet. A family that lives in Esperana´s neighborhood has really small feet. The mother gave Rachel and Esperanza a pair of high heeled pumps.

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A rice sandwich Many kids stay in the school and eat in the Canteen. Esperanza wanted to eat in the Canteen so she told her mother to make her a sandwich and a note to the principal so she can stay in the canteen to eat.

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Chanclas

One of Esperanza´s cousin was having her first communion. Her family was all dressed up, dancing, and celebrating. Esperanza´s mother forgot Esperanza´s church shoes.

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Hips Esperanza, Nenny, Lucy, and Rachel discussed their parts of their body and how they where developing. They laughed, make jokes and songs of the part of the body.

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The first job Esperanza needed to earn money so she can continue attending the catholic school. She started working in Pan Photo Finishers but she had to lie about her age. In lunch while she was waiting her shift to began a guy kissed her in her mouth.

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Papa who wakes up tired in the Dark Esperanza grandfather is death. His father was crying a lot really sad. Esperanza is the oldest one so she had to tell the other children about the tragedy.

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Born bad Esperanza always pray for herself and because of what she did to aunt Lupe. Aunt Lupe broke her spine and got a terrible disease. Esperanza was playing with her friends imitating people. They began imitating aunt Lupe and she heard. Aunt Lupe felt bad and miserable. Esperanza´s mother got angry with Esperanza. Monday, May 14, 2012


Elenita, Card, Palm, Water Esperanza went to visit Elenita, the a card reader. At first Esperanza´s cards did not make any sense. Elenita tells her that her house is full of heart and that she will light a candle for her.

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Geraldo, no last name

Marin met a boy named Geraldo in a dance. She danced with him all the night. Gerardo was death after the dance.

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Edna´s Ruthie Ruthie is admired by all the children in the neighborhood because she is the only grown up who likes to play.

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Earl of tennessee Earl lives in Edna´s basement and works as a jukebox repairman. He is the topic in the neighborhood because there is a rumor he is married.

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Sire Sire´s girlfriend arrived, Esperanza admired her and heard the couple talking and laughing at night.

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No speak English Mamacita is the mother of a neighbor that just arrived from Mexico. She is afraid to speak english so she doesn´t go out of her house.

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Rafaela who drinks coconut and papaya juice on tuesdays Rafaela is a good looking wife. On tuesdays she watches the children play from her window and asked a boy to bring her a sweet drink.

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Sally Sally is Esperanza´s friend. Esperanza admired her for her boldness and zest for life. Sally´s father is strict, he says being to beautiful is dangerous.

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Minerva who writes poems Minerva is a girl that has 2 kids and a husband who left. She spends her nights writing heart breaking poems.

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Bums in the attic Esmeralda describes the house of her dreams like the ones his father gardens. Esmeralda says that when she owns one of those houses she will never forget where she came from.

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Beautiful and cruel Esperanza´s conflict with machismo has began. She left her dish and chair untouched like a man. This was the sign of the beginning of her rebellion.

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A smart cookie Esperanza´s mother still sings opera when she prepares breakfast and dreams with seeing ballet.She tells Esperanza to stay in school so that she never has to depend in a man.

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What sally said Sally made excuses for her father. Sally´s father fears she will bring shame to the family the same way her sisters did.

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The monkey garden

The family that owned money and a garden moved back to kentucky. Esperanza went to explore the garden where the monkey lived.

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Red clowns Esperanza had illusions of her first kiss. She waited that guy by the red clowns but he never came.

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Linoleum Roses Sally married a salesman. Esperanza said she married him because she wanted to scape. Sally´s husband doesn´t allow her to have visitors or use the telephone.

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The three sisters Lucy and Rachel´s baby sister died. At the funeral Esperanza met “las comadres”, the 3 old sisters. They examined Esperanza´s hand.

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Alicia and I talking on Edna´s steps Alicia listens to Esperanza´s dream of have a house. Alicia´s dream is to return to Guadalajara Mexico. Alicia told Esperanza that she is a part of Mango Street.

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A house of my own Esperanza describes her dream home. She says she will fill this house with special things like flowers, pillows, book, and stories.

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Mango says goodbye sometimes Esperanza says she like to tell stories. She will tell the story of a girl that never belonged.

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the house on mango street