The House on Mango Street - Study Guide Beautiful & Cruel Summary & Analysis

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Beautiful & Cruel Summary

Esperanza thinks of herself as the ugly daughter who nobody comes to visit. Nenny has beautiful eyes and Esperanza thinks that beautiful people like Nenny can talk about leaving home all the time, because they are pretty and have fewer worries. Esperanza does not want to spend all her life waiting for a husband to come and take her away, nor does she want to be like Minerva's sister, is kicked out of her home because she has a baby. Despite her looks, Esperanza claims to have a new plan. She will not be one of the red-lipped women in the movies who can play with men like toys. She will grow up rugged, leave the dinner table like a man, and never pick up her plates.

Beautiful & Cruel Analysis

After analyzing her looks and recalling all of her friends on Mango...

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