House on Mango Street

This vignette expressed both Esperanza’s desire to grow up quick and the harsh reality she must face when she appears to be older than she actually is. Explain why you think Esperanza says: “We are tired of being beautiful,” and “But no one complains” (p

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This very much speaks to the maturation of Esperanza. She sees her body maturing yet she is still a girl. Men notice her. A bum offers a dollar for a kiss. She is tired of being beautiful or being looked at as a sex object yet, at the same time, she is captivated by the new experience.