The House on Mango Street Part IV: Marin, Those Who Don’t, and There Was an Old Woman She Had So Many Children She Didn’t Know What to Do

Sandra Cisneros

Part IV: Marin, Those Who Don’t, and There Was an Old Woman She Had So Many Children She Didn’t Know What to Do

New Characters:
Davey the Baby, his sister and brother: residents of Esperanza’s neighborhood

Fat Boy: a resident of Esperanza’s neighborhood

Eddie, Refugia, Efren, Angel, and the other Vargas kids: residents of Esperanza’s neighborhood and children of Rosa Vargas

Rosa Vargas: a resident of Esperanza’s neighborhood and a single mother

Marin
Esperanza describes Marin, who is secretly engaged to a boy in Puerto Rico. Marin sells Avon products and is trying to save up money for her marriage. She will probably be sent back to Puerto Rico next year by Louie’s parents, but Esperanza hopes not because Marin is her source of gossip and feminine advice....

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