In Heart, Hands, Head, Minfung Ho feels connected to three different languages: Chinese, Thai, and English. She constantly argues with her son to move back to their home country. Mamacita sits by the window all day playing with the Spanish radio show and sings her homesick songs. There are also Hispanic cultural influences in many other countries around the world. Yet, the transition from child to adult is painful and harrowing for Esperanza. All it says is she wants to go home. Are both the same expressions? At the photo finishing store, an Asian co-worker grabs her face and gives her an unwanted kiss on the lips.
No wonder everybody gave up. The final blow for Mamacita is that her child, whom she has brought with her from Mexico, learns English. Sandra's family moved from neighborhood to neighborhood and also traveled back and forth from Mexico. Esperanza replaces the human face the hospital and police authorities tried to erase from Geraldo by describing his home. Personal Response When i went to visit my grandparents i was very homesick even though it was an enjoyable experience. Mamacita- We learn she is from Mexico.
That Mamacita longs for her home in Mexico and that her house was pink. This leads to Esperanza understanding the power of controlling language, which first comes through the idea of names. That her home should be with her son and his home is here, she should learn how to speak English. That she has to listen to her son. She must learn to speak English.
Please tell me if I have chosen the most appropriate answer. If, like many Chicago streets, Mango Avenue continued further south, a house at 4006 S. It means that she doesn't want her child to learn english. Ruthie indeed functions as a moral lesson for Esperanza- to both always stand strong on her own two feet and to appreciate the present over anticipating the future. Quotes 1 This quote explains the house where Mamacita used to live in. Here I am and here I stay. Thus, Marin is doubly upset at his death, especially because she believes Geraldo would have been saved if the surgeon had come sooner.
They grow up and they grow down and grab the earth between their hairy toes and bite the sky with violent teeth and never quit their anger. GradeSaver, 30 March 2000 Web. Esperanza is beginning to understand the power of words, and part of this involves understanding the powerlessness of lacking words, like Mamacita or her father did. Before that we lived on Loomis on the third floor, and before that we lived on Keeler. Because Mamacita does not speak English, she must live her life in a cage.
Analysis Each of the four women in these sections represents a possible fate for women on Mango Street, and they appear in the order of how similar they are to Esperanza, as well as in the order of how vulnerable they are. . In English my name means hope. This section contains 283 words approx. A boy held me once so hard, I swear, I felt the grip and weight of his arms, but it was a dream.
I hold my Papa in my arms. Or describe a time in your life when you were homesick. Mamacita seems to be physically tied to her home in Mexico. She has to live in an enclosure. At , nolan carr said. Beautiful, Blossom because she 'blooms' , soft foot like a rabbit's ear, thick ankles, flutter of hips. The man has worked for his small place on Mango Street and to bring his mother there; he has fulfilled his masculine duties, now his mother must fulfill her feminine responsibility to live her life according to his will.
Her son starts to speak english and this makes her sad cause she thinks she cant speak to her own son. Personal Response One time when I switched to a new school it was so hard to try an fit in an meet new people. Bricks are crumbling in places, and the front door is so swollen you have to push hard to get in. Value: Your topic sentences and supporting quotes are excellent Concern: Make sure your thesis, scope, and topic sentences align. Esperanza describes Mamacita sitting by the window all day, listening to Spanish radio and thinking about her pink house back in Mexico. Only a house quiet as snow, a space for myself to go, clean as paper before the poem. That a home has more meaning then house.
Machismo is also a prevalent theme in the chapter, as it is the son who worked to bring his mother out of Mexico, and it is his will that will make her remain in the States. I want to be all new and shiny. This is the opposite of the American dream because she isnt happy and she cant do what ever she wants. They send ferocious roots beneath the ground. The only issue for me was the word count; I exceeded it a little. She supposedly speaks only 8 words of English.