The House on Mango Street - Sire Summary & Analysis

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Sire Summary

Sire is a young boy in the neighborhood who looks at Esperanza with hungry eyes. Esperanza decides to look back to him to show that she is not afraid, to be courageous and strong. However, when Esperanza looks to him, she stares for too long and his stares in a way that makes her blood curl. Esperanza wonders why he looks to her that way when he has a girlfriend named Lois, whom he is always taking to the alley. She asks him how he kisses Lois, as her desire to become a woman blossoms.

Sire Analysis

Sire represents the "other," all the men with whom Esperanza will eventually spend time, fall in love, and make love. While she is still an innocent girl, her soul is growing into a mature young woman with desires. While she admits that she does not understand why Sire...

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