The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
A Home in the Heart is Not One to Depart*
In the novel, The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros’s narrator, Esperanza, gradually learns there is no real correlation between a physical structure and a home; rather a home is made from things such as love, family, culture, tradition, and memories, not bricks and mortar.
The opening vignette of Cisneros’s novel, introduces the reader to Esperanza’s intense feeling of displacement. Throughout the book, she feels as though she has no place...
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