Sandra Cisneros s The House on Mango Street

Sandra Cisneros s The House on Mango Street

Before considering specific images of fairy tale heroines in The House on Mango Street, I first outline feminist critiques of traditional fairy tales. My intent in laying this foundation is not to cover this growing body of knowledge in ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781604138122

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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A collection of essays exploring various aspects of Sandra Cisneros' novel "The House on Mango Street."
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The House on Mango Street Bloom s Guides

The House on Mango Street  Bloom s Guides

Cisneros's The House on Mango Street resists form, gender stereotypes, cultural norms, and prefabricated futures for the characters it portrays. Cisneros chooses to use the voice of a child in the throes of puberty to tell her story.

Author: Sandra Cisneros

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438133416

Category: American literature

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Discusses the writing of The house on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.
Categories: American literature

The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street

“Red Clowns,” in The House on Mango Street (Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1984). 9. See Elizabeth Ordóñez, “Sexual Politics and The Theme of Sexuality in Chicana Poetry,” in Women in Hispanic Literature: Icons and Fallen Idols, ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438114576

Category: Criticism

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Published in 1984 to instantaneous acclaim, Sandra Cisneros draws on her own experience as a Hispanic woman writer facing obstacles in a patriarchal Hispanic community to write The House on Mango Street.
Categories: Criticism

Sandra Cisnero s the House on Mango Street and Toni Morrison s Jazz Compared

Sandra Cisnero s the House on Mango Street and Toni Morrison s Jazz Compared

Introduction In this paper I am going to show the differences and similarities between two major works of American ethnic literature, namely Sandra Cisnero's The House on Mango Street and Toni Morrison's Jazz.

Author: Karl Kovacs

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640189564

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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2.3, University of Freiburg (Englisches Seminar), course: Ethnic Literature, language: English, abstract: In this paper I am going to show the differences and similarities between two major works of American ethnic literature, namely Sandra Cisnero's The House on Mango Street and Toni Morrison's Jazz. In order to compare the two books I will first analyze them separately before taking a look at them side by side. To begin with, I would like to express some general thoughts on the two books. The House on Mango Street and Jazz are first and foremost works of fictional literature in the sense that their characters and the story itself are a product of the authors' imagination. Yet, on another level, they are works that bear the power to familiarize readers with their particular ethnic backgrounds, namely the Mexican- and Afro-American. In other words, the two stories can be seen as some sort of guideline for readers who are interested in the cultural and economic lives of minority groups in the USA of today and the past. Even though the novels are very different in their form as well as their content I think one can find some similarities beside all the differences. In the following chapters of this paper I will first concentrate on The House on Mango Street and afterwards on Jazz. At the end I will try to make a connection between the two novels and show some of the main differences and similarities.
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The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street is so succinct, funny, and beautiful that it is timeless. It's poetry and song with yearning and love that we can all recognize. It's one of those books that we will be reading and rereading for a very long ...

Author: Sandra Cisneros

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780345807199

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world—from the winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes-sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous-Sandra Cisneros' masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers. “Cisneros draws on her rich [Latino] heritage ... and seduces with precise, spare prose, creat[ing] unforgettable characters we want to lift off the page. She is not only a gifted writer, but an absolutely essential one.” —The New York Times Book Review
Categories: Fiction

Sandra Cisneros The House on Mango Street A Description

Sandra Cisneros  The House on Mango Street    A Description

In our term paper, we want to examine how far Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street is relevant for the EFL class. The questions which chances and opportunities the novel bears and for which purpose its plot is useful to discuss ...

Author: Tobias Kollmann

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638656313

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2, University of Kassel (Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaften), course: The Power of Reading Books, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Reading as an intellectual competence opens the way to explore culture and knowledge, to participate in cultural life and to enjoy literature. Culture and knowledge are parts of our education and are central to our ability to think critically on any topic. Studying literature plays a central role in developing these skills. According to Hesse (2002, p.50f.), there are some elementary goals of literacy teaching, such as (1) focussing on specific parts of the text, (2) the use of methods which support an active and productive reading behaviour, (3) a change of intensive and extensive phases of reading and (4) the relation to students' interests. Literature studies offer students opportunities to work on carefully chosen texts provided by the teacher. Results from the PISA studies of 15-year-old poor readers in Germany illustrate the importance of finding adequate literature for the EFL classroom. In our term paper, we want to examine how far Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street is relevant for the EFL class. The questions which chances and opportunities the novel bears and for which purpose its plot is useful to discuss different topics are in the centre of interest. Therefore, the term paper shows didactical and methodological aspects, i.e. how the book relates to the curriculum as well as to the students' lives, which learning strategies and social forms can be applied. Therefore, we have provided several tasks to be used in the EFL class which all bear a differentiated analysis. On the one hand, the tasks have a tendency towards creating a relationship between the text and its reader, on the other hand, they enlarge students' abilities to use various learning strategies and methods. We can draw the
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The House on Mango Street Literature Kit Gr 7 8

The House on Mango Street   Literature Kit Gr  7 8

The House on Mango Street provides a wealth of opportunity for classroom discussion because of its vignette-style accounts of the dynamic Mango Street neighborhood and the experiences of injustice and inequality that Esperanza—the main ...

Author: Taryn McKenna

Publisher: Classroom Complete Press

ISBN: 9780228305972

Category: Education

Page: 60

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Experience the discrimination of race, gender and class felt by one girl in this coming-of-age story. The layout and variety of activities in this resource will keep students engaged and involved in the reading. Use metaphors and figurative language to describe things that bring comfort, much like Esperanza’s thoughts on her mother’s hair. Describe Nenny’s personality based on what’s been revealed in previous chapters. Put events surrounding Esperanza’s poetry writing in the order as they occur in the chapter. Explain why the author might choose specific spelling as a plot device. Choose words that mean the same as the vocabulary word found in the reading. Write your own persuasive argument, similar to Esperanza’s argument for eating at school. Record the symbolism of shoes used throughout the novel by detailing their use on a flowchart. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, our worksheets incorporate a variety of scaffolding strategies along with additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key. About the Novel: The House on Mango Street follows Esperanza Cordero as she tells stories from her childhood living on Mango Street in a series of vignettes. Esperanza is a young Latina girl living in a mostly Hispanic neighborhood in Chicago. She is not happy with her home on Mango Street. Her neighborhood is poor, and the people that live within it are treated like second class citizens. Esperanza experiences a lot of hardships growing up, from discrimination against her race, to men abusing their wives. Esperanza witnesses all this in her neighborhood, and vows to make a better future for herself. The House on Mango Street is a coming-of-age story that explores tough topics that force a young girl to grow up quickly.
Categories: Education

The House as the Female Body in The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

The House as the Female Body in  The House on Mango Street  by Sandra Cisneros

Introduction The title of the book The House on Mango Street raises expectations and creates questions of its content and intent. Will it be the story of a family in the south, where Mangos grow? Will we meet different characters who ...

Author: Anja Mittelstedt

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668792203

Category: Literary Collections

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Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1.0, University of Potsdam, course: Chicana Life Writing, language: English, abstract: The title of the book "The House on Mango Street" raises expectations and creates questions of its content and intent. Will it be the story of a family in the south, where Mangos grow? Will we meet different characters who inhabit the same house one after another? Or will the house be one-of-its-kind on this special street? In actuality, Sandra Cisneros tells the story of a girl, Esperanza, who lives in a house, set on Mango Street, in a fictional part of Chicago. The 44 vignettes have their roots in stories Cisneros heard, saw, or experienced in real life. The singular in the title should therefore be a plural, because a great number of houses feature in the book. Esperanza visits family and friends while searching for her own future. The House on Mango Street is a growing-up story, yet buildings do not grow into anything. They are falling into disrepair more often than not. So why does a house feature so prominently in the title of a book on growing up? I will argue, that the house in this book can be read as the female body in a patriarchal society. Its immobile state an accusation in the face of a need for change. In 1984 Sandra Cisneros published The House on Mango Street and became one of the first widely read writers of the Chicana movement. A movement that filled the void left for women of Mexican heritage by the U.S. feminist movement on the one hand, and the Chicano movement on the other hand. White middle class women fought for political equality, women’s suffrage, and reproduction rights; Latino males fought for equal opportunity with and recognition from the dominant white U.S. American culture. The Chicana had very little interest in political rights, since she was usually concerned with questions of laundry and cooking. She didn’t want to fight for recognition from dominant culture, because she was still dominated by males of her own culture. While the Chicana movement achieved recognition and won many battles since then, the current climate in U.S. politics, the fear of immigrants, the disregard for women’s rights to their bodies, shows that there is much to be done. The House on Mango Street remains a book of utmost consequence to feminism, immigration and integration. What Sandra Cisneros captured, and I will try to show, is how the way we think about women influences the way we act toward them and how the same thoughts act on our self-perception.
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Race and Racism in Literature

Race and Racism in Literature

5 Sandra Cisneros , The House on Mango Street ( 1984 ) PLOT SYNOPSIS This novel traces the development of Esperanza Cordero , a Mexican American girl growing up in the increasingly Latino section of Chicago .

Author: Charles E. Wilson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031332820X

Category: Literary Criticism

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Analyzes prejudice as a literary theme in a selection of noteworthy works, including discrimination against African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Native Americans.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Feminism on the Border

Feminism on the Border

In The House on Mango Street , the reader is led into a borderland that defies stereotype . Set in an urban city ( most probably Cisneros's own hometown of Chicago ) , Mango Street is an urban barrio sur- rounded by privilege but ...

Author: Sonia Saldívar-Hull

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520207335

Category: Literary Criticism

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"Sonia Saldívar-Hull's book proposes two moves that will, no doubt, leave a mark on Chicano/a and Latin American Studies as well as in cultural theory. The first consists in establishing alliances between Chicana and Latin American writers/activists like Gloria Anzaldua and Cherrie Moraga on the one hand and Rigoberta Menchu and Domitilla Barrios de Chungara on her. The second move consists in looking for theories where you can find them, in the non-places of theories such as prefaces, interviews and narratives. By underscoring the non-places of theories, Sonia Saldívar-Hull indirectly shows the geopolitical distribution of knowledge between the place of theory in white feminism and the theoretical non-places of women of color and of third world women. Saldívar-Hull has made a signal contribution to Chicano/a Studies, Latin American Studies and cultural theory." —Walter D. Mignolo, author of Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking "This is a major critical claim for the sociohistorical contextualization of Chicanas who are subject to processes of colonization--our conditions of existence. Through a reading of Anzaldua, Cisneros and Viramontes, Saldívar-Hull asks us to consider how the subalternized text speaks, how and why it is muted? How do testimonio, autobiography and history give shape to the literary where embodied wholeness may be possible. It is a critical de-centering of American Studies and Mexican Studies as usual, as she traces our cross(ed) genealogies, situated on the borders." —Norma Alarcon, Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
Categories: Literary Criticism