Part I: The House on Mango Street, Hairs, and Boys & Girls
1. Discuss Esperanza’s disappointment with the house on Mango Street. Why doesn’t she consider it “a real house”? What does the house represent for her?
2. Why is having a “real” house so important to Esperanza?
3. What kind of person emerges in these first three vignettes? What are Esperanza’s concerns?
Part II: My Name, Cathy Queen of Cats, and Our Good Day
1. Why does Esperanza want to change her name? Is it the name itself that she wants to change, or...
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