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    Women's Literature Contributions of Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street

    Number of Pages: 8


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    In eight pages this paper analyzes this important novel in terms of its Mexican American social structure, poverty, and use of feminist concepts. There are 3 bibliographical sources cited.

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    HOUSE ON MANGO STREET AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO WOMENS LITERATURE Research compiled Melody Bussey Please In  the last several decades women have given a collective sigh as the women in peril or damsel in distress era slowly faded into the jaded memory of those writers and  readers who would seek to portray women and especially Latin American women as both objects and victims. Gone are the women in fiction that seemed only defined by their association  to the men in their lives or their role based on the ability to produce children or clean a house. Todays woman, as was always true of women, is far  from the damsel in distress and the literature of Sandra Cisnero, and other contributing womens writers, depict. Womens literature, especially in recent times, has been both a source of comfort  and inspiration and will continue to be such to the reading public. Sandra Cisneros decided to write about conflicts directly related to her upbringing, including divided cultural loyalties, feelings of  alienation, and degradation associated with poverty. These specific cultural and social concerns, coupled with Cisneros feelings of alienation as a Latina writer, came to life in The House on Mango  Street. In this classic work, Cisnero embraces and illuminates those feelings that she felt as a child growing up, those feelings of loneliness, shame and prejudice, and places them as  theme in her book. By writing of her Mexican heritage and speaking about her shared sensation of displacement and yearning to belong, Sandra Censors created sympathy from those who also  face similar circumstances, regardless of ethnic background. One of those themes, primarily that of seeking to belong is directly related to the house the character moves into in Cisneros, House 

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