The House on Mango Street - Study Guide Our Good Day Summary & Analysis

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Our Good Day Summary

Esperanza meets two young girls named Lucy and Rachel who have moved to Mango Street from Texas. They ask for five dollars in exchange for lifelong friendship. Esperanza runs home to gather the money. She has three dollars and takes two of Nenny's dollars, quickly handing over the cash to her new friends. Cathy, who is moving away on Tuesday, shuns these girls and leaves the street for her home. With the five dollars, the girls purchase a bicycle and spend the rest of the day playing and sharing and riding the bike around the neighborhood.

Our Good Day Analysis

Lucy and Rachel represent the friendship that Esperanza longs for in her new home. While she thinks that Nenny cannot truly be her friend, she finds another set of sisters nearing the same age and age gap. This pairing brings Esperanza out of...

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