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In the novel The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros she describes the problems that Latino women face in a society that treats them as second class citizens A society that is dominated by men and a society that values women for what they look like and not for what is on inside In her Novel Cisneros wants us to envision the obstacles that Latino women must face everyday in order to be treated equally In the Book women are looked upon as objects by men whether they are boyfriends friends fathers or husbands The girls in the novel grow up with the mentality that looks and appearance are the most important things to a woman Cisneros also shows how Latino women are expected to be loyal to their husbands and that a husband should have complete control of the relationship Yet on the other hand Cisneros describes the character Esperanza as being different Even though she is born and raised in the same culture as the women around her she is not happy with it and knows that someday she will break free from its ties because she is mentally strong and has a talent for telling stories She comes back through her stories by showing the women that they can be independent and live their own lives In a way this is Cinceros way of coming back and giving back to the women in her community The Latino women and girls in the novel are extremely concerned about their appearances because they feel that if they arent attractive then they wont be noticed by men and they are raised to believe that they need a man to fulfil their life and that they need a husband to support them and if they dont look attractive then they are not going to be noticed and if they are not noticed then they think they wont end up getting married A good
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