The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

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In "Chanclas" from The House on Mango Street, how does Esperanza react to dancing with her uncle?

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Esperanza finds happiness dancing with her uncle; it helps her forget her worries and find the beauty in herself.

At the party, everyone except Esperanza is having a good time. She feels out of place in her new clothes and old shoes. Her mother forgot to buy ones to go with the dress, and by the time they realize it, it's too late; this makes her self-conscious the entire time.

She doesn't want to dance because she thinks the shoes look dumb with her dress. However, she finally agrees when her Uncle Nacho pulls her to her feet and onto the dance floor. He says...

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At first she feels embarrassed because she was wearing old shoes but at the end she reacts proud of her because she atracted the attention of a boy.

 

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