World History Essay

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Summer Reading Assignment Name: ____ __________________ 10th Grade The House on Mango Street Before returning to school next school year, you will need to read The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros and complete this assignment. This organizer is intended to guide your reading and focus your thoughts in preparation for the discussions, summer reading quiz and writing assignments you will engage in when you return in September. By carefully completing this assignment over the summer, you will be prepared to discuss the story in the fall, to take a summer reading quiz and to write an in-class essay using your book and packet as the basis for your responses. A TYPED hard copy of this packet must be submitted to…show more content…
“Out the door he goes. Clothes, records, shoes. Out the window and the door locked.” (85) Please discuss Esperanza’s overall reaction to the element: Mango street has many women who sit at the window all day due to overbearing and controlling husbands who want complete dominance over their partners. These women have no communication and sit all day dreaming. Esperanza is determined not to become one of them, and she knows she controls her own future. Esperanza eventually decides to help the poor women any way that she can. The women all disturb failure among the neighborhood and society. SECTION 2: Female Characters Please examine the similarities and differences between Esperanza and three other female characters in the book. Aspects that a character shares with Esperanza (ways in which they are alike) should be written in the left-hand column; aspects that are unique to a character (ways in which the character is different from Esperanza) should be listed in the right-hand column. Character #1 Name ______Marin__________________________________ Aspects Shared with Esperanza Some aspect that Marin shares with Esperanza is that they are both taking care of younger children, they are similar in age, and both do not want to live on mango street. Aspects Unique to this Character Some aspects unique to Marin is that she has a boyfriend she
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