In The House on Mango Street, Cisneros says the mind is a house. What does this mean?
From the start of this powerful collection of vignettes, the narrator makes clear the way that their house on Mango Street is not the house that they had all dreamed about and had been led to believe that they would have. There is a massive contrast created between the "three washrooms" and the reality of the small house that is so run down a nun can't believe that anybody actually lives there. From the start, Esperanza makes it clear that her search, her quest,...
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