Born: December, 20 1954- Currently living
Raised: Chicago Illinois. Studied in Iowa.
Famous works: The house of mango street, Caramelo, My wicked, wicked ways, Woman hollering creek Characters: Mostly rights about life of a female Mexican in the United States. Prizes: Orange prize in England
Influences: Mexican Family, Hispanic friends, Chicago Illinois. Literary Criticism #1
Spanglish is currently recognized in Sandra Cisnero’s writings. In the beginning, Esperanza dwells with her name. In English it means hope, but in Spanish she describes it as a negative connotation she feels like she loses her identity because of the other people in her family have the same name. She believes she will become like her grandmother a crazy horse (meaning crazy in general). Which, contradicts what Hope/ Esperanza means, and fears to be like her.In the beginning a nun talks to Esperanza and scuffles when she finds out she lives on Mango Street. Even though, a nun is not economically wealthy or of a good position she still clenches when she realizes where she lives. Dramatically stating that Esperanza is ashamed where she comes from. She nods her head and says, "No, this isn't my house I say and shake my head as if shaking could undo the year I've lived here. I don't belong. I don't ever want to come from here" (106). The area denies opportunities to its residents and the disrespect women around there. Residents are very macho affiliated; there is a greater amount of male dominance. She decides that she wants to be a role model so denies sex, and thinks if she leaves the area other women would be moved out also. “This is the fate of the women in her barrio that have the most profound impact on her, especially as she begins to develop sexually and learns that the same fate might be hers.” She wears heels with her friends to see how feels to be women and ran away quickly because of the attention...
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