12 book club questions for The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

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  1. What is the importance of one’s name?
  2. Why does Esperanza reject her name?
  3. Why does Esperezan want to change her name?
  4. What is the importance of Esperanza’s name? What does it imply for herself and other characters?
  5. What cycles do Esperanza and the author wish to break or broke?

Literary questions for experts

  1. What is the strongest symbol of femininity in the novel?
  2. What are the other names of the three sisters? Not specifically the names in the novel.
  3. Why is important to know that those sisters presented themself to Esperanza?
  4. What is the meaning of a window in the novel? And how that meaning is portrayed in this book?
  5. What is the meaning of “A House of My Own”?
  6. What is Esperanza’s archetype?
  7. What does Esperanza mean by, “she looked out the window her whole life, the way so many women sit their sadness on an elbow”?

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