At the outset of The House on Mango Street, Esperanza is presented as a shy girl with low self esteem. Style Cisneros has a poetic style. Esperanza explains what her new house on Mango Street looks like, for example, and shares her personal feelings of loneliness and shame with us. Most of the characters in the novel are not made up, as Cisneros writes about real people that she encountered in her lifetime. Esperaza had met him at a dance. But sometimes we read a paragraph or two, or even a whole chapter, in which Esperanza provides us with a seemingly impossible perspective.
Before that we lived on Loomis on the third floor, and before that we lived on Keeler. And his home is in another country. Geraldo more than likely does have a last name, all he told Marin was his first name. She never got his last name or knew a thing about him. During the day, he only emerges occasionally to yell at the children to be quiet, or to give them some of the old, musty 45 records that fill his apartment. Personal Response In life, many people still get treated bad because they have rights that some people think they shouldn't.
When her grandfather dies, however, Esperanza must look at death more seriously. Analysis: This chapter expounds upon the theme of home, as Esperanza observes how Mamacita is almost physically tied to the beloved pink house she left. Geraldo was a foreigner and his family will probably never find out that he died or how because he didn't know anyone in his new surroundings. Geraldo was the only name they gave him. The descriptions in the vignettes of the growing Hispanic presence in the neighborhood would seem to suggest that the house is on the Near Southwest Side — 4006 S. I must have my family's support.
But where he lived was his home. The questions asked were where was Geraldo from and what his last name was. The House on Mango Street started out without very high expectations, but over time it has become widely known. Geraldo died because of a hit and run accident. Everything is waiting to explode like Christmas. Repetition re-enforces ideas and things that are important. He didn't have insurence or anything.
She says that only if they would of taken him to the hospital. He was nothing to her except a boy she just met. She is an invaluable source of information on sex, cosmetics, and the ways of men, all those things Esperanza is curious about and cannot learn from books or from her mother. It is often that the smallest actions or decisions we make have the biggest impact on our lives. Gerlado died of a hit and run accident. Marin meets Gerardo at a dance. .
Though Esperanza may not acknowledge or appreciate them, her parents are significant role models. At a dance that night she had met a young man named Geraldo, and they danced together. The deaths of the young people show that Mango Street is a dangerous place to grow up. Marin believed that if Geraldo had not lost so much blood he could have been saved. Is the Chicago experience distinct? She lives in San Antonio, Texas. Sally, told all her life that she is bad, recognizes and uses her sexuality as the only form of agency and self-expression- albeit a negative one- that she has been taught.
All he wanted to do was make a place for himself. You just have to not be so blinded by what people tell you. Tehy know two languages but when they say some thing important thye talk in spanish. The sense these words create is that she understands him and she is the first to know. He cries because he loves him and also because it's his dad. Ruthie indeed functions as a moral lesson for Esperanza- to both always stand strong on her own two feet and to appreciate the present over anticipating the future.
Maybe Geraldo did not have anyone in this country and now his family will never find out what happened with him. He said I love you, I love you, Spanish girl. He dies from a hit and run, how this can happen to any one. Making it seem like he didn't know any better. They never knew about the two-room flats and sleeping rooms he rented, the weekly money orders sent home, the currency exchange. Both of these women play significant roles in their respective plays although they do not serve for the same purpose. The fact that Geraldo has no last name was brought up a lot in this chapter.
She's not just concerned with telling her own story, but also with giving voice to the experiences of the members of her community who don't — or can't — speak up for themselves. They are stupid people who are lost and got here by mistake. By the end of the novel, Esperanza is still working on the process of coming to terms with death. He had a home and Esperanza doesn't. Question: 1He meet him at a dance 2because no one knows him 3. In The House On Mango Street Esperanza reveals personal experiences through which the reader is able to determine what kind of person she is; her views on life, how she views herself, as well as how her poverty affects her view of life, her view of her future, and how her poverty currently affects her place in the world. For example, it is not her loss of rights nor freedom that Rafaela mourns, but that of her youth.
Marin met Geraldo at the dance. Finding an independent existence away from them is an important part of growing up, and throughout the novel, Esperanza searches for new role models among the women in her neighborhood. And his home was in another country. Personal Response This chapter is a social commentary. Mamacita stays inside her house all day, but it is not because she is too fat to emerge, as sassy Rachel suggests. Esperanza lives in a community that is made up of newly arrived immigrants from Mexico and first-generation Americans, but also includes black and white people from such places as Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Puerto Rico.