The House on Mango Street


Sandra Cisneros

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The House on Mango Street: Chapter 43 Summary & Analysis

Esperanza describes the house of her dreams – it will not belong to a man, but only to Esperanza herself. It will have flowers, a porch, her books and stories inside, and her shoes by the bed. The house will be silent and safe, “clean as paper before the poem.”
Esperanza brings together what she has learned and expands upon her dream. The house is her own now, with her own autonomous sexuality (her shoes) next to her own bed and her materials for reading and writing. Her house, like blank paper before the poem, will be something she will create.
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