House on Mango Street

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House on Mango Street

Chapter 1-The House on Mango Street
"The way she said it made me feel like nothing."

It is hard for me to understand that some people have to live in poverty, and small run down houses without running water and such. When I read this quote I could just imagine a little girl sitting up looking at the nun in her tattered clothes and saying..yes this is where I live. I can just imagine her feeling like she is nothing compared to others.

Chapter 2-Hairs
"But my mothers hair, my mothers hair, like little rosettes, like little candy circles all curly and pretty because she pinned it in pincurls all day, sweet to put your nose into when she is holding you, holding you and you feel safe, is the warm smell of bread before you bake it, is the smell when she makes room for you on her side of the bed still warm with her skin, and you sleep near her, the rain outside falling and Papa snoring."

When she mentioned her mothers hair it flashed to a time when I was braiding my mothers hair. It seems that all women have a special scent in their hair, and it really is a warm scent one that makes you feel safe. The qote reminds me of a time in my childhood coming home from school and my mother making cookies for us.

Chapter 3-Boys & Girls
"And since she comes right after me, she is my responsibility."

I always thought I would never want a little sister, because of such a huge burden. But tables turned and I now have a god-sister. Ever since then me and her have gotten really close. I really enjoy her company, and she is just like my real sister. She is usually over at our house more then any of my friends come over. In a way I do take responsibility for her. She is around me a lot, and I know that I can't set a bad example. I think she might look up to me, and for that I feel responsible for her care.

Chapter 4-My Name
"I would've liked to have known her, a wild horse of a woman, so wild she wouldn't marry."

My aunt reminds me of Esperanza's great grandmother. She has married once, but then soon divorced. She is very creative and very talented, but she never seems to settle down.

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