The House on Mango Street - No Speak English Summary & Analysis

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No Speak English Summary

The man who lives across the street from Esperanza brings his mamacita to Mango Street to live with him. She brings a tiny baby with her, when she steps out of the yellow taxicab one day. She is enormously fat, so large in fact that when she moves into the third floor apartment across the street, nobody sees her again. Some people think that she is too fat to move, to walk down three flights of stairs. Other people think she hides away because she cannot speak English. She constantly argues with her son to move back to their home country. However, he screams at her, telling her she must learn English, that this is their home now. They continue to argue, until one day, she hears her baby singing a Pepsi Commercial he learns from the television set in English.

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