The House on Mango Street Part XV: The Three Sisters and Alicia & I Talking on Edna’s Steps

Sandra Cisneros

Part XV: The Three Sisters and Alicia & I Talking on Edna’s Steps

New Characters:
The Three Sisters: aunts of Rachel and Lucy

The Three Sisters
Lucy and Rachel’s baby sister dies. Many visitors come to their house for the viewing, and Esperanza meets Lucy and Rachel’s aunts there. They call Esperanza over and read her palm. They say that she is special and tell her to make a wish. She does, and they tell her it will come true. Then one of the sisters takes Esperanza aside and tells her that when she leaves Mango Street, she must remember to return, “to come back for the others.” She tells Esperanza not to forget who she is, because she will always be Esperanza and will always be part of Mango Street.

Alicia & I Talking on Edna’s...

(The entire section is 692 words.)