The Street I Grew Up On

775 words - 3 pages

The street I grew up in is called Maru-a-Pula way, although my parents resided in a different area almost thirty kilometers away. Maru-a-Pula is known for its quiet, posh nature, but also for its crime lords; most do not know much about the school though.
I remember the first day I moved there to become a boarder. It was a bright, sunny, cloudless day with the birds searching the sky. Regardless of the pathetic fallacy, I was terrified; I did not plan to move out of my parents’ house at the tender age of fifteen. I had also never planned to be a boarder until I was in a university in a different country. I tried to convince my parents to take me back, but my mother just said, “This is for your best. Besides you are on scholarship, so it will not be a financial burden on us.” For them, boarding school was the best time of their lives; the freedom and responsibilities one has over their life is remarkable and too mighty, I thought, for a young girl.
Finally accepting my fate, I picked up my bags from our blue corolla boot to the girls boarding house. Looking from the outside, the house was a mansion, although it was not pretty like the houses I saw around the neighborhood. It was made of chocolate brown face brick, and had balls of dried gum on it. Walking in, I was astounded by the noise. I comforted myself with the fact that it was music I actually enjoyed; maybe some good will come out of this experience. Luckily, I had my own room. Once my parents left, one by one, girls, who are still close friends, began to flock into my room to introduce themselves.
Within my first week I had made sworn enemies. Because I was never good at accepting criticism, there were people whom I did not appreciate. I found these particular girls obnoxious and selfish. But it was because I did not realize that not everyone will – or should – adore me. I may have been showered with rapturous praise at my previous school, but this was a different environment! Before, I could easily ask for something and get it; I never had to feel like a hustler. I remember the day...

Find Another Essay On The Street I Grew Up On

The House On MAngo Street Essay

937 words - 4 pages a boy crazy teenager, because she feels there is more to life than boys or she will not let any man abuse her, because she is stronger than that. One day Esperanza is walking down the street and says, “I had to prove to me that I wasn’t scared of nobody’s eyes” (72). She does not want to look like a little girl and show that she is weak and afraid of strangers. So she has to grow up fast physically and emotionally. Another characteristic she has

The House on Mango Street Essay

1256 words - 5 pages bike even if it is not only hers. She expresses, "I have three dollars saved and I take two of Nenny's. She's not home, but I'm sure she'll be glad when she finds out we own a bike." (Cisneros 15), Esperanza decided to act for Nenny in order to finally be able to have a bike to ride she feels like Nenny will be happy when she finds out despite the fact that she lost two dollars. These children are out on the street talking to others trying to make

The House on Mango Street

1632 words - 7 pages could acquire from reading this novel is as follows; first, Esperanza’s life could end up becoming one of the series of stories she tells us of her neighbors, if she doesn’t leave Mango Street. Second, even though Esperanza has a strong desire to leave she will never truly leave Mango Street, because she is always going to try and help others in similar situations leave. Lastly, being a women on Mango Street is depressing. Esperanza does not want

The House On Mango Street

1054 words - 4 pages for future opportunities. Been considered a poor person is lacking money or material things, but can be consider a great person for achieving their goals in life through many sacrifices. The perfect example is placed on two novels I read this summer, When I was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago and The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. This two novels talk about the life of two families living in very poor conditions. I founded

The House On Mango Street

561 words - 2 pages Relating an Author to a Reader "Sandra Cisneros is one of the most brilliant of today's young writers. Her work is sensitive, alert, nuanceful"¦ right with music and picture." _Gwendolyn Brooks. This is a quote that describes The House on Mango Street. Her style of creates an impression in every reader's heart without a wasted word. She does that by using many unique styles of writing for instance imageries and alliteration. After

"The House on Mango Street"

994 words - 4 pages Short, sometimes very short, essays, jumping from one topic to the next, comprise Sandra Cisnero’s novel, The House on Mango Street. The essays focus on topics from hair style and scent, to concepts of laughter, to neighbors, to various interactions between young women and young men. The book reads like a string of vignettes, which are “short, usually descriptive literary sketches,” rather than a novel. Indeed, the book has no

"The House On Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros Compared to "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou

2462 words - 10 pages see attached a long leg" (Cisneros).The House on Mango Street is an autobiographical account of Cisneros's childhood. The characters are created from the neighbors of her youth. Cisneros creates what she calls a "deluge of voices"- they are the expressions of her immediate family, of the Chicano-Riqueno community she grew up in and the voices form her life both between and as a part of the two cultures in which she now dwells. She feels under

The Tragedy on the Street of Flowers

2628 words - 11 pages José Maria Eça de Queirós, though not worldly renowned, is arguably the greatest Portuguese novelist of his time. In 1877, he wrote a novel titled “The Tragedy of the Street of Flowers” (“The Tragedy”); however, it was not published until many years following his death. The novel is a tragic love story about a cocotte (prostitute) named Genoveva de Molineux and a lawyer named Vítor da Silva. The story follows the love between these two

Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street

1152 words - 5 pages In Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street she captures the lives and difficulties of poor Hispanic women through the eyes of a young character named Esperanza. Though Esperanza’s age is not specified at any point in the story it is very clear that she is going through the motions of growing up. In this story Cisneros shows the many troubles these women face such as conflicts with themselves, their husbands (and men in

Theme of the House on Mango Street

1549 words - 6 pages lay their necks on the thresh-hold waiting for the ball and chain" (88). She has started her own rebellion. "I am the one who leaves the table like a man, without putting back the chair or picking up the plate the" (89). In the last chapter she lets the reader know how she plans to become her own woman, because she has the ability to tell stories. She is different and can part with life on Mango Street. She is strong enough to go away, but she

How I Wake Up in the Morning

683 words - 3 pages I will be telling you how I wake up in the morning. There are a few things that you will need to know. The night before you go to bed, you should set your alarm for the right time. You will also need to make sure that you have the coffee pot ready to go for the morning so that you will only need to turn it on when you get up. Another thing that you will need to be aware of is the snooze button; it can be a major pitfall in getting up on time. My

Similar Essays

Oral History On A Man Who Grew Up In The Middle East.

1324 words - 5 pages people could fit in the front, and we drove out to the ally and we were just about to get onto the street. We were basically totally surrounded. There were like I don't know, maybe 100 special units there. These were Khomaine's "Bulkhead" forces, like hitters SS or the secret service. They told us to back up the car and stop. "Give me your ID!" yelled one of the Bulkheads. He looked at the ID and basically said come on out. Because they had the name

How I Would Teach The House On Mango Street

1854 words - 7 pages takes you everywhere you ever wanted to go and without education, you won’t be able to go anywhere. From The House on Mango Street, I would like to share the great way the author showed what growing up is like. Since the story was written with the narrator as a child, the whole world was seen with a child’s eyes. Through a child’s eyes, you see details and wonder in whatever you see. You see pictures in clouds, you think of houses as Mexico, and

Women On The Street Essay

1101 words - 4 pages Women on the Street      Have you ever rushed down the street and felt that nagging feeling of guilt, as you breeze by someone lying in a doorway? Is she alive? Is she ill? Why do we all rush by without finding out is she's all right?      People sit in train stations, bus stations, parks, doorways, unmistakably sick, with what, we don't know. All are seemingly alone. Some beg. Some don't

The House On Mango Street Essay

1518 words - 7 pages The House on Mango Street, is written by Sandra Cisneros. Sandra Cisneros was born and grew up in Chicago. She was raised by her mother and father who were both of Mexican descent. She grew up in a relatively large family; she was the third child out of seven children. Cisneros’ childhood consisted of her growing up in one of Chicago’s Puerto Rican neighborhoods. As a child she also traveled back and forth to Mexico with her family