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The House on Mango Street Chapter Summary & Analysis - Mango Says Goodbye Sometimes Summary

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Mango Says Goodbye Sometimes Summary

Esperanza loves to tell stories, she says. She is always writing down stories and talking about leaving. She talks about living on Loomis Street, on Keeler Street, but mostly about living on Mango Street in the little red house. She writes about this street so that it becomes a ghost and will not hurt her so deeply. However, the ghost always returns. She dreams of packing up and leaving Mango, saying goodbye to it. But, she knows deep down, that she can never leave, nor does she want to.

"Friends and neighbors will say, what happened to that Esperanza? Where did she go with all those books and paper? Why did she march so far away? They will not know I have gone away to come back. For the ones I left behind. For the ones who cannot out"...

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