The House on Mango Street - The Monkey Garden Summary & Analysis

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The Monkey Garden Summary

There is a house on Mango Street that Esperanza used to think belonged to a Monkey family. However, they have moved to Kentucky and left the house empty and alone. Still, Esperanza looks to the backyard as a garden, jungle, and refuge where she and her friends can play.

One day, Sally and Esperanza are playing near the monkey garden, when Sally starts to talk to Tito and his friends. They tease her, but she does not seem to mind. Esperanza goes away to play in the garden; however, when she returns, Sally is acting upset with Tito. They stole her keys and will not return them until she kisses them. Esperanza flees for backup up three flights of stairs until she finds Tito's mother. Tito's mother mocks her, thinking nothing is wrong downstairs in the garden. Then, when Esperanza runs back down...

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