The House on Mango Street

Why was what Darius said wise?

Darius, a boy Esperanza doesn’t like because he tries to be tough, says something Esperanza finds wise: he looks up at a particular cloud and calls it God.

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In this section, young Darius, who is known as the village fool, talks about looking into the clouds to see beauty.... to see God. When he subconsciously forces his the others to look outside of their street, their homes, and to see the greatness of life, the grandiosity of humanity, nobody can argue, and suddenly all the roles are reversed. The fool is the teacher and the students are the residents.

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The House on Mango Street