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Heritage and Sexuality in "The House on Mango Street"

Summary: "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros follows the life of a 12-year-old Latino girl as she matures. Key themes include coming of age sexually and the important effects of language and nationality.

The House on Mango Street is an admirable novel written around the life of the author, Sandra Cisneros. Esperanza is a twelve year old girl who moved to the crowded, Latino neighborhood in Chicago, a city were segregation was not unusual. The house she lived in was a small three bedroom living space with derelict walls and floors. Living with two brothers, Carlos and Kiki, and a younger sister, Nenny, Esperanza has no privacy and decides that one day she will own a house of her own to live in with a beautiful family.

Throughout a next year or two, Esperanza matures drastically. She was a stereotypical girl; she wanted to be around boys, have a nice body, and have tons of girlfriends. She had a sudden interest in boys and began appreciate it when they would gaze at her running...

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