"The House on Mango Street"
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This paper examines how "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros addresses themes of home, family, poverty and self-identity. It looks at how the narrator's need for a home is very much related to her economic situation, her dreams for and frustrations towards her family, and her need to have a place of her own free from the constraints she finds both inside and outside her present domicile.
From the Paper:" Her experience is that "home" is a dream that looks bleak from the poverty of Mango Street. For example, she says, "I knew then I had to have a real house. A real house. One I could point to. But this isn't it. The House on Mango Street isn't it. For the time being, Mama says. Temporary says Papa. But I know how those things go". For the main character, a real home is something distant and cloudy, something she can only look forward to in her dreams. She really desires a home where she can feel like she belongs, a home not just solid on the outside, but on the inside as well. "
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