The House on Mango Street - Study Guide Sally Summary & Analysis

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Sally Summary

Sally lives on Mango Street and befriends Esperanza. Sally is beautiful, with eyes like Cleopatra and long black silky hair. However, despite her beauty, her father does not allow her to enjoy it, to dance, or to wear black. Sally wants to wear black shoes, like Esperanza, but she says her father claims that their religion does not allow it. Esperanza wonders if Sally wants to leave, to walk away, keep going far away from her house, from Mango Street, and from her father.

Sally Analysis

Sally represents another girl that Esperanza fears she will become in time. Sally seems to be a younger version of Rafaela. They are both beautiful women who seem to fall under the wrath of the men in their lives: husband and father. As a result, Esperanza also wants to help Sally. However, there is little she can do at this point...

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