The House on Mango Street - Study Guide Linoleum Roses Summary & Analysis

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Linoleum Roses Summary

Sally gets married and moves away. Esperanza is sad, but she knows that Sally really wanted to escape and just might love her husband. Her husband is a marshmallow salesman she meets at the Carnival, and they run off to get married in a state that allows weddings before eighth grade. Esperanza is sad, because she cannot visit her friend often. Sally's husband gives her money to buy things, and she enjoys this aspect of being married. However, he doesn't allow her to look out the window or spend time with her friends. Still, she enjoys looking at the things they own together: a toaster, towels, and the linoleum floor with roses.

Linoleum Roses Analysis

Sally embodies the lonely woman that Esperanza looked at in her youth, in the beginning of the book, and the woman she never wants to become. In this chapter, she...

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