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Chapter 41 - The Three Sisters Notes from The House on Mango Street

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The House on Mango Street Chapter 41 - The Three Sisters

Lucy and Rachel's baby sister dies and there are constantly new visitors to pay their respects to the grieving family. Esperanza notices the three sisters who come together and leave together. Three old aunts with blue-veined marble hands and much advice and foresight. They complain about the weather and their ailments. One of the sisters pulls Esperanza aside and tells her how beautiful her name is and that she must make a wish. Soon, she warns Esperanza to always remember her roots:

"When you leave you must remember to come back for the others. A circle, understand? You will always be Esperanza. You will always be Mango Street. You can't erase what you know. You can't forget who you are...Then I didn't know what to say. It was as if she could read my mind, as if she knew what I had wished for, and I felt ashamed for having made such a selfish wish." Chapter 41, pg. 105

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