|Fantasy Vs. Reality
Fantasy vs. Reality
Sometime in our lives, we have wished for things we don't have. No
matter how hard we wished on the star or a candle, our wishes never seemed to be
answered. We have all felt that bitter disappointment on Christmas morning when
we finally realized that we were never going to be able to have what we want.
This is the same exact feelings that the characters in Cisneros' The House on
Mango Street. Unlike us, the disappointment for these characters last
throughout their childhood. Esperanza, Rachel, Nenny, Sally, and Lucy are among
the kids growing up on Mango Street. They all long for friendship, love, and a
better life, but all these kids face are the harsh reality of the "real world."
In the society that Esperanza and her friends live in, love takes a back seat
when it comes to relationships.
"Someday, I will have a best friend all my own. One I can tell my
secrets to. One who will understand my jokes ...