House on Mango Street

whos is the main character from mango street?

how does she act in the story


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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. (This is quoted in GradeSaver, see source link). Esperrana developes through the book from a child afraid to talk to a sexualized young woman to a mature author with a keen sense of her community.