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

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What Sally Said Summary

Sally is a young, heavy girl in the neighborhood who always comes to school with bruises and marks, she claims, were from falling down the stairs. Nobody believes her, though, as she is large and cannot possibly fall down stairs. Everybody knows her father beats her, as she is his only daughter and all his sons ran away. One day, Sally comes over to stay with Esperanza for a bit. However, her father knocks on the door, crying and begging her to come home. Soon after returning home, Sally is found with another enormous bruise. Sally does not show up for school again. "Until the way Sally tells it, he just went crazy, he just forgot he was her father between the buckle and the belt" (Cisneros 114).

What Sally Said Analysis

When Esperanza's friend, Sally, visits her at home, Esperanza notices...

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