The House on Mango Street

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The short story by Sandra Cisneros revolves truly around the tittle “The House on Mango Street” and how her family moved from places to places to get there. The recollection of the street names her family lived on and how every time they moved “there’d be one more of us” added to the authors focus of emphasizing how important the word “home” meant to her throughout the story. The family of six included Mama, Papa, brothers Carlos and Kiki, and sister Nenny.
According to the author’s memory, she had lived on Loomis, Keeler and Paulina. “We don’t have to pay rent to anybody, or share the yard with the people, downstairs, or be careful not to make too much noise, and there isn’t a landlord banging on the ceiling with a broom.” The authors experience with living in an apartment or sharing space is similar to mine. When my family lived in an apartment I was use to banging on the celling with a broom every night and not only that, the landlord also called the cops on us on many occasions. As a kid I had always wanted to move to a place where we didn’t have any neighbors living above or ...

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