The House on Mango Street Part III: Laughter, Gil’s Furniture Bought & Sold, Meme Ortiz, and Louie, His Cousin & His Other Cousin

Sandra Cisneros

Part III: Laughter, Gil’s Furniture Bought & Sold, Meme Ortiz, and Louie, His Cousin & His Other Cousin

New Characters:
Gil: owner of the junk store near Esperanza’s house

Meme Ortiz: Juan “Meme” Ortiz, one of Esperanza’s neighbors

Louie: one of Esperanza’s neighbors

Marin: Louie’s cousin from Puerto Rico

Louie’s other cousin: Louie’s unnamed cousin, a young man

Laughter
Esperanza discusses her likeness to Nenny. They don’t look too much alike, but they are similar in other ways, like their laughter. Esperanza describes how one day, when they were with Lucy and Rachel, they passed a house that reminded Esperanza of Mexico. Esperanza said that the house looked “like Mexico,” and though Lucy and Rachel looked at her as if she...

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