The House on Mango Street - Red Clowns Summary & Analysis

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Red Clowns Summary

Esperanza is angry with Sally for leaving her alone near the Red Clowns at the Carnival. She is angry with Sally for telling her that it is fun, the first time. She is angry with Sally, when she goes off with a boy, leaving her all alone, until another boy pulls her away by her arm. She is hurt and wants him to stop touching her. She thinks Sally a liar, when she remembers the boy telling her he likes her and calls her a Spanish girl. He tells her that he loves her as he touches her.

Red Clowns Analysis

This chapter forcefully places the reader inside Esperanza's confused mindset. She desperately wants to keep her friend, Sally, but is angry with her for leaving her alone. She internalizes her frustration and anger with her friend, yet does nothing to stop the boy from...

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