BC: AWAKEN YOUR MIND Face reality.
FC: THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET | Esperanza's Scrapbook | By Tess Crawford
1: In the beginning of the novel, Esperanza was reluctant to even associate herself with boys. She wouldn't even talk to her brother oustside of home.
2: The shoes represent the reality of sexuality as an adolescent and the desire for independence. | The heels not only phsically make Esperanza, Lucy and Rachel look like women, but feel like women also. When they try them on, they believe they have transformed into women and want to explore their sexuality and independence.
3: sex | escape | freedom? | freedom?
4: No, FREEDOM. | Responsibilty Community Poetry...
5: OBSERVE WRITE ESCAPE | "Until then I am a red balloon, a balloon tied to an anchor."
6: Adolescence. It takes a little while to mature and awaken our minds enough to face reality, and once our desires for sexuality and independence become apparent it becomes difficult. Many times our standards of self-definition are too high and we loose track of who we are becoming. The dreams of having a home of our own seem to disapear and become limited by our small momentary desires.