English 1109 Mon/Wed 10:30
September 28, 2016
A story that stood out to me in The House on Mango Street was the story called "Born Bad". This story stood out to me because of the very strong meaning behind it. Esperanza is explaining how her aunt Lupe is bed ridden from sickness, yet she is imagining what her aunt was like before she was sick. Her mother prays over her because she was born on an evil day and for what her and her sister had done to her aunt. I feel the writing is at its best when Cisneros writes " We pretended with our heads thrown back, our arms limp and useless dangling like the dead" (Cisneros 61). This caught my attention because Esperanza explains how she likes her aunt so much but proceeds to go outside and mimic her sickness.
When I was younger, I only had one real role model in my life which was my oldest brother. He was the person I always could look up to as the youngest kid. My brother has been very hard working since he was a teenager and as I was younger I did not realize it. As I was growing up I see this value of hard work he has. Ever since I saw the importance of it I have tried to hold myself up to the same standards he does by trying to put as much effort as him into everything I do.