The House on Mango Street - Study Guide Elenita, Cards, Palm, Water Summary & Analysis

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Elenita, Cards, Palm, Water Summary

Esperanza visits Elenita, the local witch woman, and pays her $5 to read her cards. She pulls out a card for jealousy, sorrow, and luxury. She tells Esperanza that soon she will go to a wedding and lose an anchor of arms, whatever that means. She also learns that Esperanza will have a house, a home with a heart. This intrigues Esperanza, as she wants to learn more about her future. In the middle of the reading, Elenita stands up to scold, hit, and hug her children, who are fighting relentlessly. When she returns, Esperanza is still sad, confused by her cards. Elenita rereads the cards, realizing that she was correct initially, and that Esperanza will have a home with a heart.

Elenita, Cards, Palm, Water Analysis

In her glimpse into the future, Esperanza learns that she will indeed have her own...

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