Posted on February 28, by tierri One of the main themes of The House on Mango Street is the blurring line between the private and public spheres. In The House on Mango Street, the home is never a private spot for most characters.
The adults' motive for wanting to be rid of Marin may very well be that she is trouble, a "boy-crazy" girl and potentially a bad influence on younger sisters and girl-cousins.
Marin sneaks cigarettes, dresses seductively, and stares boldly back at boys.
She goes out by herself to dances all over the city, probably sneaking out after her aunt has gone to bed and probably pretending to be older than she really is.
She is an invaluable source of information on sex, cosmetics, and the ways of men, all those things Esperanza is curious about and cannot learn from books or from her mother. Esperanza's reports suggest that Marin herself, however, is not so well informed as she thinks she is; one suspects that her extreme youth and a sense of honor among the boys and men she dances with — along with a good deal of luck — have so far protected her.
For Marin's precocious sexual maturity is not promiscuity but simply the only way she knows — having learned from the movies and "romance" magazines that young girls of her time devoured — of looking for that magical key to everything: The mythic romantic story of true love like a bolt of lightning, sweet music, and wedding bells — popular in Western culture for centuries before Marin, and always ending with "happily ever after" — is what drives her, and she is young and innocent enough to believe it.
Even Marin cannot explain why she waited at the hospital for a young man whose last name she doesn't know, but the answer is simple: She stayed with Geraldo out of the pure love in her romantic heart.I will use “The Politics of Gender in The House on Mango Street” to recognize cause-effect, fact opinion comparison-contrast, main idea, and supporting ideas as is played out in the struggle in the family.
Jul 02, · Immigrant families come to America with the dream of a better life.
Whether you’re from Europe, Africa, or Mexico making such a drastic move is most of the time for the better. In the novel The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros an immigrant Mexican family living in Chicago is raising their children in. Everything you ever wanted to know about the quotes talking about Gender in The House on Mango Street, written by experts just for you.
Which happens in The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, gender roles significantly shape Esperanza’s identity because women do not have power or freedom in their community which is shown when Sally and Alicia are afraid of their fathers and Rafaela and Sally are .
The House on Mango Street Gender Roles in The House on Mango Street In The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, the men and boys are the dominant forces/5(1).
The House On Mango Street: Themes Gender Roles. In the environment, Esperanza lives in, even in her entire culture, men are in charge and women have very subservient roles. In many of Esperanza’s stories, the women are locked up in their homes by their husbands, for fear that they will run off.