SparkNotes: The House on Mango Street

Likewise in "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros, Esperanza tries her best to avoid is renegade against the normal expectations of women on Mango Street.

The Novel 1.1 Summary The novel “The House on Mango Street” is written by Sandra Cineros.

In the novel The House on Mango Street, Esperanza is young girl experiencing adolescence not only longing for a place to fit in but also wanting to be beautiful....


SparkNotes: The House on Mango Street: Plot Overview

Some of those examples are on different chapters of The House on Mango Street.

Saturday was the preview for their newest production of Sandra Cisneros’ novel; The House on Mango Street. The novel is composed of short vignettes that do not necessarily connect with one another and told from the perspective of a young Chicana girl named Esperanza. The play is told from the point of view of an older Esperanza, played by Pilar Ortiz-Groseclose, remembering her past. The scenes represent the memory of her past where a younger Esperanza (played by Ana Gonzalez) picks up the narrative. Director David Lozano had been looking to produce this play since 2006.


The novel the House on Mango Street is about a young ..

The House on Mango Street brings to light the little told story of machismo and other barriers for women in the Hispanic community. “Many of us have mothers, grandmothers, and aunts who were unable to fulfill their dreams because of the machismo in traditional Mexican culture, because of language barriers, or even illness,” said Lozano. He wants the audience’s lasting impression of the play to stay with characters which were never able to leave Mango Street.