Part I: The House on Mango Street, Hairs, and Boys & Girls
Esperanza Cordero: the narrator of the novel
Nenny (Magdalena): Esperanza’s younger sister
Mama: Esperanza’s mother
Papa: Esperanza’s father
Carlos: Esperanza’s younger brother
Kiki: Esperanza’s youngest brother
Nun: a nun from Esperanza’s school
The House on Mango Street
Esperanza and her family have just moved to a house on Mango Street. They have lived on a number of different streets in the past, and Esperanza names as many of them as she can remember. What she remembers most, however, is moving around a lot.
This is the first house the Corderos own....
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