The House on Mango Street - Study Guide Alicia Who Sees Mice Summary & Analysis

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Alicia Who Sees Mice Summary

Alicia, a local Mango Street neighbor, rises early to catch two trains and a bus into the city so that she can study at the university. Her mother died when she was young, and as a result, has only her father with whom to live. Her father thinks that a woman's place is in the home, the kitchen, and behind the sink. Despite her independent beliefs, she continues to need her father, as she believes she sees mice in the house. Her father thinks she is crazy for seeing mice, for seeing stars, and wanting to dream to a better life.

Alicia Who Sees Mice Analysis

Alicia represents the woman who strives to achieve, who strives to leave Mango Street, not in a rushed marriage or police car, but through a university. Yet, despite her attempts at individuality, she remains trapped...

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