If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
To understand the themes of gender roles and class in The House on Mango Street and consider them in comparison to recent events.
To follow Esperanza’s development as a character and young woman throughout the course of the novel.
To analyze the roles different neighbors play in Esperanza’s development and understanding of her world.
To understand the symbols Cisneros uses to deepen Esperanza’s character and the themes.