"The Monkey Garden"
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This paper discusses how in the novel, "The Monkey Garden", Sandra Cisneros paints a haunting portrait of a young girl's loss of innocence in a place that had previously symbolized the imagination and freedom of childhood. It examines how, because of her traumatic introduction into adolescent sexuality, the young girl longs for death rather than face losing the innocence and safety of her monkey garden.
From the Paper:"For Esperanza, the garden was "a wonderful thing to look at in the spring" (95). The images she uses to describe this wonderful thing are full of childlike wonder -- of cockscombs the "deep red fringe of theater curtains" and fruit trees that yield sweet peaches and "green apples hard as knees." The reader's early introduction into the garden is into a magical place, a veritable Garden of Eden that is stimulates all the senses with its aromas and lush beauty."
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