The House on Mango Street Characters

This Study Guide consists of approximately 67 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The House on Mango Street.
This section contains 1,593 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The House on Mango Street Study Guide

Alicia

"Alicia Who Sees Mice" is a young woman burdened by taking care of her family while attending college in order to escape her way of life in the barrio. She is only afraid of mice, which serve as a metaphor for her poverty.

Cathy

Cathy, "Queen of Cats," as Esperanza calls her because of her motley collection of felines, is one of Esperanza's neighborhood playmates. Cathy tells Esperanza that she and her family are leaving because the neighborhood into which Esperanza has just moved is going downhill.

Carlos Cordero

Carlos is Esperanza's younger brother. The brothers have little interaction with Esperanza and Nenny outside of the structure of the household.

Esperanza Cordero

"In English my name means hope. In Spanish it means too many letters,"' says Esperanza Cordero. In a child-like voice, Esperanza records impressions of the world around her. Her perceptions range from humorous anecdotes pulled...

(read more)

This section contains 1,593 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The House on Mango Street Study Guide
Copyrights
Novels for Students
The House on Mango Street from Novels for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.