The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

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What is the conflict and solution in The House on Mango Street?

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In The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, the main conflict is an internal one for main character Esperanza. The house on Mango Street was where Esperanza lived during her formative years, from the age of six to young adulthood. Her parents had promised a house of their own, but the house does not meet Esperanza's expectations. 

They always told us that one day we would move into a house, a real house that would be ours for always so we wouldn't have to move each year. And our house would have running water and pipes that worked. And inside it would have real stairs, not hallway stairs, but stairs inside like the houses on T.V. And we'd have a basement and at least three washrooms so when we took a bath we wouldn't have to tell everybody. Our house would be white with trees around it, a great big yard and grass growing without a fence. This is the house Papa talked about when he held up a lottery ticket and this was the house Mama dreamed up in stories before we went to bed.

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