Where did Marin meet Geraldo? The ones he left behind are far away, will wonder, shrug, remember Geraldo — he went north…we never heard from him again. That she is far away from a real home. Analysis: Marin's distraught attitude at the death of Geraldo is not simply a result of knowing someone who died, for indeed this boy was merely a new acquaintance. For the most part, we see things from her point of view. Analysis: In this chapter we see the recurring theme of the woman gazing in sadness from her window. They implyed he brought it on himself because he was nobody, just asking for it, just another guy that didn't speak english.
The ones he left behind are far away, will wonder, shrug, remember. They all depend on each other- which is their reason for being. Throughout the play Medea is evoked as a person with many different character traits. And I think if my own Papa died what would I do. The repitition shows that maybe Esperanza didn't know much about Geraldo and the little she did was confusing. They will have a black-and-white photo taken in front of the tomb shaped like spears in a white vase because this is how they send the deadaway in tat country.
What role does death play in The House on Mango Street? Stacy Ramirez period 1 At , davisL per 4 said. Writing in the voice of the adolescent Esperanza, Cisneros created a series of interlocking stories, alternately classified as a novel and as a collection of prose poems because of the vivid and poignant nature of the language. The deaths of the young people show that Mango Street is a dangerous place to grow up. The fact that Geraldo has no last name was brought up a lot in this chapter. They never knew about the two-room flats and sleeping rooms he rented, the weekly money orders sent home, the currency exchange. Personal Response In life, many people are still treated bad because they have rights that some people think they shouldn't.
Most of the characters in the novel are not made up, as Cisneros writes about real people that she encountered in her lifetime. She feels that her home is far away. A house all my own. There are alot of people being treated that way. You just have to not be so blinded by what people tell you. And, one early morning, her father wakes her up in the dark to tell her that her abuelito Grandpa has died.
And, so it is, at the end of the novel that Esperanza is picturing the future. She says that only if they would of taken him to the hospital. She is sad but she could understand why he is crying. Question: 1He meet him at a dance 2because no one knows him 3. Text Complexity Analysis: The Lexile level for this book is 870, which the Common Core places on the 4 th-5 th grade level. This chapter is also interesting because of Cisneros' subtle wielding of language and imagery likening Earl to the cockroaches that live in his home. It's still a first-person narrative voice, but she becomes a peripheral narrator for those few paragraphs.
The House on Mango Street started out without very high expectations, but over time it has become widely known. She is a writer, and her stories give her a way out. What Esperanza sees as magic may actually be just sound advice. Yes, people are still treated like this. Her father is from Mexico. Inferential Thinking and Analysis: Qualitatively, The House on Mango Street is a moderately complex novel, weaving multiple levels of meaning with an unconventional structure, figurative language, and requires some prior knowledge and understanding of Spanish language and cultures.
Likewise, in literature, minor characters often have important roles to play, either to convey a large theme or message, or to simply prove a point. What does it reveal about her connection to her family, her home and her neighborhood? As the Nurse knows Medea, she is aware of what she is capable of doing. Soon after, Sire's girlfriend Lois arrives. It shows the reader that Marin was distraught, worried. There still are some people that are treated like Geraldo but its rare.
But she will remain who she is, even as her friends and family wonder about her life away from them. Esperanza's reports suggest that Marin herself, however, is not so well informed as she thinks she is; one suspects that her extreme youth and a sense of honor among the boys and men she dances with — along with a good deal of luck — have so far protected her. The hoplessness that flows throughout the novel is shown in this chapter when Esperanza talks about how Geraldo was not saved. While exploring her world, Esperanza experiences the shame of poverty, the unfairness of racism, and the beauty of poetry and music. Everything is waiting to explode like Christmas. To maybe give a clue that he was not from around here and keep us entertained.