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The House on Mango Street Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Earl of Tennessee Summary

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The Earl of Tennessee Summary

Earl lives next door to Esperanza in Edna's basement. He works nightshifts somewhere and sleeps during the day with the blinds closed. Occasionally, he comes out during the day to yell at the kids for making too much noise. Rumor has it that Earl has a wife. A few people have seen her, but nobody can agree on her appearance. Some people think she is thin and blonde and other think she is tall and redheaded. However, everyone agrees that when this woman comes around Mango Street, Earl wraps his arms around her, leading her into his basement, and they lock the doors for a short time.

The Earl of Tennessee Analysis

This chapter introduces rumors to Esperanza's world. Everyone in the neighborhood talks about Earl and his inconspicuous wife. However, when she arrives, Earl disappears with her, treating her like...

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