The House on Mango Street Part XVI: A House of My Own and Mango Says Goodbye Sometimes

Sandra Cisneros

Part XVI: A House of My Own and Mango Says Goodbye Sometimes

A House of My Own
Esperanza describes the house she wants to have some day: a house completely her own, that belongs entirely to her, with only her things—her books, her stories, her shoes—inside.

Mango Says Goodbye Sometimes
Esperanza says that she likes to tell stories and that she makes up stories about her life as she experiences things. She says she is going to tell the story of a girl “who didn’t want to belong.” She describes the houses she’s lived in and says she remembers the house on Mango Street the most. When she writes this story down, it makes her feel better; it sets her free from Mango Street.

Esperanza says that one day she will leave Mango Street and...

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