House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

AA. What are some of the memories of Mango Street that Esperanza left behind, and who is the character?

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Esperanza Cordero

is the protagonist of the novel; a young girl of about eleven years old. Esperanza does not want to belong to her impoverished neighborhood and dreams of one day owning a home of her own, different from her families ramshackle dwelling on Mango Street. Throughout the course of the novel, Esperanza invents the person she will become: she aspires to be a writer and to overcome the limitations gender, race and class has placed upon her.


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