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The House on Mango Street Chapter Summary & Analysis - Meme Ortiz Summary

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Meme Ortiz Summary

A family with a boy by the name of Juan Ortiz moves into Cathy's old house on the block. Because he introduces himself as Meme, he is known as Meme to everyone but his mother. Meme has a large floppy sheepdog with two names, one in English and one in Spanish, who plays with him in the streets. The dog follows Meme everywhere, especially through the awkward house in which he lives. Esperanza remembers that Cathy's father built the house with his own two hands, so there are all sorts of slants and lopsided steps in it. Yet, despite all the nooks in the house, Esperanza's favorite part of it is the large tree resting in front. They choose the tree as their first base for the First Annual Tarzan Jumping Contest, which Meme wins this time, breaking both of his arms.

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