The House on Mango Street - Study Guide Born Bad Summary & Analysis

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Everyone in Esperanza's family thinks she was born bad and will go to hell. The reason they all think poorly of Esperanza is because of her dear Aunt Lupe, a woman who used to be as beautiful and elegant as Joan Crawford, with a strong body like a swimmer. Esperanza used to stare at her beauty in old photographs. However, suddenly Aunt Lupe became gravely ill, blind, and paralyzed, living out her days under yellow bed sheets in the back room of the second floor rear apartment. Nobody knows what ails her, but just that she seems to be dying for years. "But I think diseases have no eyes. They pick with a dizzy finger anyone, just anyone. Like my aunt who happened to be walking down the street one day in her Joan Crawford dress, in her funny felt hat with the black...

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