The House on Mango Street - Alicia & I Talking on Edna's Steps Summary & Analysis

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Alicia & I Talking on Edna's Steps Summary

Esperanza is envious of Alicia because she has a home in Guadalajara and a small change purse with the name printed on it denoting this special abode. Alicia tells her that she also has a home, that she is Mango Street. Esperanza is still embarrassed by her home and cannot bear to think of herself as coming from this place. She does not want to return to it and plans never to do so until it is fixed up. However, they both laugh when they think of the mayor or anyone coming to Mango Street to fix it.

Alicia & I Talking on Edna's Steps Analysis

Esperanza is having difficulty coming to terms with the fact that her home is in fact Mango Street and all the worlds like it. While she does have a...

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