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In The House on Mango Street, how does Esperanza's first reaction to the house display her innocence?

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The innocence of Esperanza is revealed in the way that she first talks longingly about the house that she was expecting to live in rather than the actual house her parents manage to buy. The way that she goes into great detail of the list of characteristics this house would have had reveals her innocence and her naivety, as she has no idea of how much money such a house would...

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