The House on Mango Street Questions and Answers
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In The House on Mango Street, why do the girls get tired of being beautiful so quickly?  

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In The House on Mango Street , Lucy, Rachel, and Esperanza are gifted three pairs of high-heeled shoes by the mother of the little foot family. At first, they marvel over how long and lean their legs look, and how different it is than their normal look. They feel beautiful, because they think they look more grown-up and glamorous. The novelty of this new experience...

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