The House on Mango Street Part II: My Name, Cathy Queen of Cats, and Our Good Day

Sandra Cisneros

Part II: My Name, Cathy Queen of Cats, and Our Good Day

New Characters:
Cathy: one of Esperanza’s neighbors

Joe: man who lives next door to Cathy

Benny and Blanca: owners of the corner store

Edna: owner of the building next to Esperanza’s house

Alicia: Esperanza’s neighbor who is attending college

Rachel and Lucy: sisters who live across the street from Cathy

Tito: a neighborhood boy

My Name
Esperanza describes the meaning and origin of her name. The English translation is “hope,” but in Spanish, she says, it means something different, something sad. She was named after her great-grandmother, who, like Esperanza, was born in the Chinese Year of the Horse. That is...

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