The House on Mango Street - Study Guide Hairs Summary & Analysis

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Hairs Summary

Esperanza details the hair of her family members as she looks upon each of them with fondness. Each one's hair has a different type and style to it. "My Papa's hair is like a broom, all up in the air. And me, my hair is lazy. It never obeys barrettes or bands. Carlos' hair is thick and straight. He doesn't need to comb it. Nenny's hair is slippery – slides out of your hand. And Kiki, who is the youngest, has hair like fur" (Cisneros 7). Yet, out of all her family members' hair, she treasures her mother's hair. She sees it like candy circles and softness, and mostly, she thinks it smells like fresh bread.

Hairs Analysis

Esperanza's analysis of her family's hair not only deciphers her family members, pulling them apart into mere body parts, but it also brings the reader closer to her family...

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