The House on Mango Street - Bums in the Attic Summary & Analysis

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Bums in the Attic Summary

Esperanza's family takes drives up to the hills on Sundays where her father works, just to look around and see the beautiful houses. Esperanza grows tired of this activity, as she hates to look at the houses so close to the stars. She thinks that her family looks too hungry by doing such an activity. Nenny thinks she is stuck up, while the rest of the family thinks that she is just getting too old for this. "People who live on hills sleep so close to the stars they forget those of us who live too much on earth. They don't look down at all except to be content to live on hills. They have nothing to do with last week's garbage or fear of rats. Night comes. Nothing wakes them but the wind" (Cisneros 108).

Still, Esperanza hopes that...

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