American Dream - The House on Mango Street

7 Pages 1637 Words March 2015

The issue identified in this story is a family desperate to keep their family together as they live poorly from dump to dump. This is a family who came to this country or are in this country to live an American Dream. Little do they know the American Dream is not as simple as it seem to achieve it takes time and patience. The narrator of the story is one of the children Esperanza, she is trying to find herself and sweet where she fits in so that she is no judge by her peers. As the story progressed you could see how differently she sees the world than everyone else. The story is lead being narrated through her eyes and how she views things day by day.
Throughout the story, Esperanza talks about living a life full of dreams a better life for her family. Before moving in the house on Mango Street they lived in a small apartment, she mentions every time they moved there is at least one more of them added to the family; meaning their family grows larger and larger as the time goes on and the places seem to get smaller and they continue to run out of space. Everything seems to get more difficult as they go on to share rooms with everyone as they go to smaller living spaces. This American dream that this family is living is all about the environment that they have grown in they want to be able to move into a place where there is more room for the family to be happy without worrying about their living situation. Esperanza is a child but being a child that endures a lot day by day she notices almost anything that is put in from of them.
The difference so far is that the house on Mango Street is their house, they do not pay rent and they have their own yard, they could be as loud as they wanted to be without anyone bothering them about it (Cisneros, 1984). When they moved to Mango Street the house that they walked into was not as expected it wasn’t the house they have imagined almost like the one they didn’t deserve. They went from dump t...

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