house on mango street in the short story titled "sally"
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Sally's father is very strict, but more importantly he's abusive. He beats his daughter......... regularly. In response, Sally loves for attention, and because she's never known anything else garners negative attention by using her sexuality as a tool for friendship.
At school, the boys exploit her..... they give her all of the attention she could wish for; albeit the wrong attention. The girls at school hate her....they see her as nothing more than a made-up whore.
When Sally goes home, she transforms herself in order to prevent the beatings. She wipes her face, pulls down her skirt, and lowers her eyes.
House on mango Street