With regards to The House on Mango Street, what roles do neighborhood and community play in shaping who we become? I need four or five different answers to this question and prove them with text. Can someone give me some clues please?

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From a different perspective, consider the role of the neighborhood in House on Mango Street not only as a small local region, but in terms of the Latino "barrio".  It is a second home, and even though there is poverty, abuse and other issues to deal with in the neighborhood, there is also a sense of warmth and familiarity, of protection and friendship that we don't also find in traditional Euro-American neighborhoods.

So this shapes Esperanza a great deal.  In "Hips" she is discovering her...

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