The House on Mango Street - Geraldo No Last Name Summary & Analysis

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Geraldo No Last Name Summary

Marin meets a boy named Geraldo at a dance one night. She never learns his last name, though they dance and drink together for hours. When he is hit by a car in a hit-and-run accident, he is rushed to the hospital. Marin spends hours there, speaking to the doctors and police. However, nobody knows his name, nobody knows where he comes from. Unfortunately, he dies, without leaving a name, a legacy. Nobody knows that he rents rooms on a weekly basis, sending money home to another country. His family back home, wherever that is, will always wonder about Geraldo, and how he moved north, and then disappeared.

Geraldo No Last Name Analysis

This poignant chapter borders on sentimental and actively forces the reader into sympathizing with Esperanza and all of the people living on Mango Street. Geraldo's fate is common...

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