Esperanza's Identity In The House On Mango Street

analytical Essay
329 words
329 words

In the book, “The House on Mango Street” Esperanza possesses many aspects of her identity that affect her life. The most prominent being her socioeconomic class. In the book Esperanza is describing her old home and says, “We had to leave the flat on Loomis quick, the water pipes broke and the landlord wouldn’t fix them because the house was too old.” (4) She later states “Our house would have running water and pipes that worked.” when describing her dream house. It’s clearly proven here that her family has been living in a place where there was no running water. Esperanza views running water as a luxury and not a basic human need, whereas wealthier people can easily obtain running water while she cannot. Secondly, Esperanza describes her neighborhood

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how esperanza possesses many aspects of her identity that affect her life, including her socioeconomic class.
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