Explain Esperanza’s perspective of Mango Street, how it is developed, and how it differs from other characters in the text.
Book: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros pp. 99 – 107
How does Alicia’s perspective differ from Esperanza’s on pages 106–107? How does their conversation reveal this difference? Provide specific evidence from this vignette that demonstrates their difference in perspective.
What do the three women see for Esperanza’s future? Provide specific evidence from the text to support your answer.
How does Esperanza’s conversation with one of the women on page 105 change her perspective of her desire to leave Mango Street? Provide evidence from the text to support your answer.
Has Esperanza’s perspective of the house on Mango Street changed since the beginning of the text? Compare her perspective of the house on pages 3–5 to her perspective on pages 106–107.
Discussion: What is the difference between a house and a home? Is there a difference for Esperanza?
Discussion: Why do you think Esperanza has become so adamant that she does not want to live on Mango Street for the rest of her life?