The House on Mango Street Questions and Answers
What is the theme of "Hairs" from The House on Mango Street, and what lines describe the vignette's tone?
what role do community and neighborhood play in shaping who we become 1. community provides people with security and sense of belonging but also use these feelings to trap its inhabitants with a comfort zone. Thus, community can decrease a person's ability about people and things in the outside world.2. Living in a neighborhood allows people to learn from mistakes made by others and also find their role models. Thus, neighborhood empowers a person to become better and stronger.
In The House on Mango Street, why does Geraldo have no last name? From the information Cisneros provides, do you believe that his death was inevitable?
In the vignette "Beautiful and Cruel" in House on Mango Street, Esperanza says, "I have begun my own quiet war." What does she mean?
What are the internal and external conflicts for Esperanza in The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros?
How does Esperanza feel about Geraldo’s death compared to the other deaths mentioned thus far in Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street?
When do race and gender come into conflict in The House on Mango Street? Does one triumph as the more important concern, or do both issues receive equal consideration?
How do Esperanza's vivid similes set the tone throughout the novel? Consider "the nose of that yellow Cadillac was all pleated like an alligator's," or "ice cream bells' giggle," or "like a pile of dishes breaking."
In The House on Mango Street, how does Sandra Cisneros use language, (personification, simile, imagery) to create the theme that growing up is a challenge? Please provide quotes from the novel :)
What is the central idea of the vignette "Four Skinny Trees" from The House on Mango Street and what evidence is there to support it?
What are examples of hyperbole, flashback, full circle, repetition, use of 5 senses, and onomatopoeia in The House on Mango Street?
In The House on Mango Street, what is Esperanza's attitude toward writing, and how does the author's use of tone and figurative language convey that attitude?
Discuss the relationship between Esperanza and her mother in The House on Mango Street. Do they share any similarities on how to live their lives? If so, explain. I need an answer to this question. I can't find the answer anywhere and I need someone's help! Please! I don't want to fail.
Explain the significance of what the aunt says to Esperanza in "The Three Sisters" in The House on Mango Street. What does she mean by a circle? When she tells Esperanza that she can't deny that she is a part of Mango Street and one day will return to it. Why? Why can't Esperanza forget where she's from and who she is? Why must she return?
In "Our Good Day," at this stage of her life, what are Esperanza’s friendships based on, and what do her friends mean to her? Does she fit in with an older or younger crowd, and how does she feel about her place in the social hierarchy?
In The House on Mango Street, what does the quotation mean from "The Monkey Garden"? "I looked at my feet in their white socks and ugly round shoes. They seemed far away. They didn't seem to be my feet anymore. And the garden that had been such a good place to play didn't seem mine either."
What is making Rafaela grow old in The House on Mango Street? Who is Rapunzel, and why does Rafaela dream of having hair like hers?
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