English 1109.01, 10:30-12:30 on Monday and Wednesday
September 20, 2016
Journal Four: Cisneros and Role Models
Part one: In the book, “House of Mango Street,” my favorite chapter would be chapter 23 “Papa Who Wakes Up Tired in the Dark.” This story stands out to me the most because Esperanza gives us a better understand of her dad. She shows how he’s a hardworking man. Esperanza’s papa died and she has never seen her dad cry before. She has never seen her papa cry before, she had no idea what to do. The important theme here would be, be grateful for the people you have in your life because eventually they will no longer be there. In this chapter, Esperanza’s writing was at its best when she said, “And I think if my own Papa died what would I do. I hold my Papa in my arms. I would hold and hold and hold him.” That’s when we could see Esperanza’s love for her Papa.
Story of a Local Role Model
Part two: When I was a teenager, my role model was Nikki Minaj. She was my role model because I thought she was so beautiful and she did not care what other people thought of her. I wanted to be just like her. I wanted to wear all the makeup she wore. I wanted to have her attitude of not caring about what others thought of me. I wanted to dress how I wanted not what was “hip” and still fit in. She influenced me to do all of these. She may not be the best role model in some people’s opinions, but Nikki Minaj did teach me that I can be my own person and people will still like me for who I am.