The House on Mango Street Essay | Suffering and Assimilation

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Suffering and Assimilation

Summary: This essay is about, "Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin, "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros, and a little bit of a biography of Jean Toomer.
One of the recurring themes that shows up in the literature written by African Americans and Mexican Americans seems to be the suffering of the past and present along with not much hope for the future. The pains expressed by these people are related to race, poverty, violence, and lack of opportunity. Another recurring theme is the minorities assimilation into the white society. Minorities have always been socially pressured to assimilate into the society in which they live. They are subtly encouraged in the United States to become a part, "The American Dream." These two themes can be seen in, The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, "Sonny's Blues," by James Baldwin and even the real life of Jean Toomer, a famous writer.

In "Sonny's Blues" the main theme is the suffering of black people in America. The death of Sonny's uncle being killed by a...

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