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The House on Mango Street - Those Who Don't Summary & Analysis

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Those Who Don't Summary

Esperanza knows that when other people drive into her neighborhood, they get scared, thinking that someone will attack them with knives. She knows that they are stupid and scared for no reason, and that they simply get lost driving into the area. She knows that she is not afraid of the people the other see as fearful. These people are just the neighborhood cripples, dummies, and friends. "All brown all around, we are safe. But watch us drive into a neighborhood of another color and our knees go shakity-shake and our car windows get rolled up tight and our eyes look straight. Yea. That is how it goes and goes" (Cisneros 34).

Those Who Don't Analysis

This chapter demonstrates Esperanza's gradual and forceful expansion of the mind. She is beginning to understand the world around her; she is starting to see that...

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