Explain how setting (including social expectations) shapes characters’ lives in The House on Mango Street.
Book: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros pp. 26 – 38
How can environment shape a person’s feelings and behavior, according to Esperanza in the vignette “Those Who Don’t”? Provide two pieces of specific evidence from the text to support your answer.
How is Marin’s life shaped by cultural and gender expectations? Provide at least two pieces of evidence from pages 26-27 to support your answer.
How is Alicia’s life shaped by gender expectations? Provide at least one piece of evidence from pages 31–32.
Discussion: Think about the chapter “People Who Don’t.” How do people who don’t live in your neighborhood or city view where you live? How do you feel when you go to other neighborhoods or communities?