does Cisneros use to establish them? What does Sally do that makes Esperanza so angry?
It is not a Christian Fallacies narrated in the voice of a young girla girl too young to know that no one may ever hear herbut whose voice is completely convincing, because it is the creation of a mature and sophisticated writer. After whom was Esperanza named? Cisneros's optimism is evident in her own varied career that has included such roles as counselor to high school dropouts, recruitment agent at Loyola University, and teacher of poetry in public schools. How do you think her house might look to a stranger? When Esperanza visits Elenita to have her fortune told, the witch tells her that she sees "an anchor of arms" and "a home in the heart." What is the possible significance of these visions? Against whomor whatis she fighting?
Lucky the generation who grew up with Esperanza and The House on Mango Street.
And lucky future readers.
This funny, beautiful book will always be with.
A poetic - and classic - coming-of-age story.