House on Mango Street

17a. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

17a. What advise does Esperanza's mother give her?

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When Esperanza was young, she dropped out of school for not having nice clothes. She regrets this forever. Esperanza's mother wants Esperanza to stay in school and make something of herself. She doesn't want Esperanza to rely on a man for her future.