The House on Mango Street


Sandra Cisneros

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The House on Mango Street: Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Esperanza says that even though she and Nenny don’t look very much alike (like Rachel and Lucy do), they still have a lot in common as sisters. They both laugh suddenly and loudly like “dishes breaking.” One day Esperanza sees a house that reminds her of Mexico, though she can’t explain why. Rachel and Lucy laugh at her, but Nenny immediately understands what Esperanza means.
This chapter following the previous shows that while Esperanza has found friends (as she longed for), in some ways Nenny still understands her best. Esperanza cannot share everything with Rachel and Lucy, and she must still create her own identity and grow up mostly alone.
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