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In a testosterone dominated world women face the difficulties of breaking the stereotypes of traditional women roles The gender topic is a main theme throughout Sandra Cisneros The House on Mango Street as hispanic women in the barrio struggle to ditch the cliches that have been made for them by men The main character Esperanza is surrounded by woman who live on Mango Street and she distinguishes the different roads the woman choose to follow The three main woman stories the reader learns about are Marin Sally and Alicia Marin spends the majority of her time babysitting her cousins and stuck in the house when she does get out she dreams of finding an American man who can take her away from Mango Street and move to the suburbs While Sally is a girl who is physically abused by her father and marries a controlling man in hopes to find an escape Finally Alicia who is a rare find on Mango Street is attending university but has to keep up with the domestic chores in her household as well All the women show a different side to the way gender roles constrict them and they face major obstacles everyday trying to be treated equally by men who see them as nothing more than a housewife Esperanza is empowered not to fall into the vicious cycle of the barrio because of the experiences she witnessed Alicia Marin and Sally go through as she matures she finds more reasons to leave Mango Street unrestricted and invigorated to see the world First Esperanza talks about Marin a young woman who takes care of her cousins and is rarely let out of the house when she has freedom she focuses on her appearance and wants men to notice her The woman on Mango Street are very concerned about their appearance they worry about being unattractive because they believe they will go unnoticed and will not be able
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