- A young woman is looking for a house of her own, which is a metaphor for looking for a new way to be.
- The author used her own life experience and that of others to create the character Esperanza.
- The location Mango Street is based on a real street called Campbell Street, not Mango Avenue in Chicago. But the author didn't call it Campbell Street because then everybody would think of Campbell Soup.
- In the author's opinion, what attracts people to The House on Mango Street is that it speaks to young peoples' isolation, loneliness, and longing. How do they fit in?
Jan 11th, 2015
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