The House on Mango Street Chapter 22 - Papa Who Wakes Up Tired in the Dark
Esperanza's father wakes her up in the middle of the night to inform her of his father's death. Papa proceeds to cry hysterically, shocking Esperanza at such a novel sight. As the oldest child, it is her responsibility to tell the other children of the tragedy and of the proper mourning behavior. Esperanza sees her father sitting in the dark on her bed and holds him, terrified of knowing the feeling of losing him.