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The main characters name is Esperanza She is only about thirteen and is telling the story of her life on Mango Street Esperanza is definitely a dynamic character In the beginning of the story she does not like their new house on Mango Street or its surrounding But as the story progresses she learns to be more grateful for what she has In one short story of her experiences she describes how she had to walk home everyday for lunch and how she wished she could eat in the canteen with the other kids She goes home after school and begs her mom to pack her a lunch and write a note so she can eat with the other kids After eating in the canteen with her packed lunch she realizes its not all its cracked up to be and continues to eat at home with her familyThe story is written as a child would think Esperanza describes things in a way unlike the way you or I would In one part of the story Esperanza describes a woman with pink shoes as soft as a rabbits ear and green perfume It may sound a little awkward to us but in her mind it makes sense This kind of writing interests me because it is almost like solving a puzzle While reading I had think simple and try not to make what she said too complexOne conflict presented in this book was when Esperanza and her two friends got three pairs of high heels and wore them around town Their parents said not to wear the shoes because all they would do is cause trouble But they wore them anyway While walking down the street a bum asks her friend Rachel to come closer She does and then the bum tells her she is very beautiful and asks if he can have a kiss for a dollar The girls are frightened and run away And
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