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The House on Mango Street

by Sandra Cisneros

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Alicia Who Sees Mice Summary

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Last Updated January 9, 2023.

Alicia sees the mice in her house late at night, when she is studying. Her father says that she is imagining them, and anyway, she ought to be asleep, because she must wake up early and make tortillas for the rest of the family. Alicia’s mother is dead, so she has to look after her siblings as well as studying at the university. She has to travel a long way to get to classes, but she goes because she does not want “to spend her whole life in a factory or behind a rolling pin.”

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