The House on Mango Street - Study Guide A House of My Own Summary & Analysis

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A House of My Own Summary

Esperanza envisions her own dream home. It is not an apartment or flat, or a home that looks like her father's or any man's. It will have a porch and petunias, and a place to put her books and stories. "Only a house quiet as snow, a space for myself to go, clean as paper before the poem" (Cisneros 132).

A House of My Own Analysis

Esperanza begins to have concrete fantasies about her future homes. As opposed to the early chapters of her dreamlike images, these descriptions of homes have faces; they have specific details more mature and accurate than in the beginning. As Esperanza describes her dream home, she realizes that it is not necessarily the size or the area, but rather the contents that make it her own. Her personality has developed over the course...

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