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House On Mango Street Identity

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In the book The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, Magdalena’s identity is shaped throughout her childhood by poverty, her hopes/desires, and disappointment. Throughout the book Magdalena always talks about how poor she is, and this helps form her identity. The book says “Bricks are crumbling….the front door is so swollen you have to push hard to get in….no front yard….Everybody has to share a bedroom” (Cisneros 4). This shows that her family had to buy a old run down house because they are living in poverty. It also shows that Magdalena has a poor image of herself; she knows that she is poor and is embarrassed by it. Through this embarrassment her identity forms into the shy girl she is. Another factor that contributes to her identity
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