The House on Mango Street

The Three Sisters Symbol Analysis

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In Esperanza’s vision of her dream house, one of its few specific characteristics is Esperanza’s shoes beside the bed. This shows that an important part of her goals involves maturing into her own sexuality, while still retaining her independence and power.

The Three Sisters Quotes in The House on Mango Street

The The House on Mango Street quotes below all refer to the symbol of The Three Sisters. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Vintage Books edition of The House on Mango Street published in 2009.
Chapter 41 Quotes

When you leave you must remember to come back for the others. A circle, understand? You will always be Esperanza. You will always be Mango Street. You can’t erase what you know. You can’t forget who you are.

Related Characters: The Three Sisters (speaker), Esperanza Cordero
Related Symbols: The Three Sisters
Page Number: 105
Explanation and Analysis:

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The Three Sisters Symbol Timeline in The House on Mango Street

The timeline below shows where the symbol The Three Sisters appears in The House on Mango Street. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 41: The Three Sisters
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...and Esperanza thinks they are intriguing and magical. She finds the wake unnerving, but the three sisters call her over and give her a piece of gum. They tell her “Esperanza” is... (full context)
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...She tells her that Esperanza “will always be Mango Street.” Esperanza is amazed that the three sisters had guessed her wish, but she also feels ashamed for wishing something so selfish. Esperanza... (full context)