[SOLVED] House on Mango Street
For this essay, you will apply one of the approaches (Feminist or Psychoanalytic) to The House on Mango Street. Step 1: Decide on a theory, Feminist or Psychoanalytical, and choose a prompt! Feminist Theory Prompts In a coherent essay, compare and contrast the roles of men and women in Esperanzas life. What do the various roles they play tell you about Esperanzas culture and the expectations for women? Does Esperanza live in a patriarchal society? From the feminist perspective, write an essay concerning the believability of The House on Mango Street. Are the characters and situations believable and realistic? Why or why not? Are gender roles subscribed to in the story, or are they flipped upside down? Support your answers with evidence from the text. Write an essay explaining the impact of poverty and the roles of women in Esperanzas neighborhood. How does a residents economic status affect the views and treatment of women in the story? Write a coherent essay explaining the interdependence of men and women in The House on Mango Street from the feminist perspective. What evidence can you find that says men and women cannot exist in this life without each other? Psychoanalytic Theory Prompts Analyze Sally as a psychological foil for Esperanza. Foil: A character who contrasts with another character. Analyze Esperanza as a dynamic or static character. If she is a dynamic character, in what way(s) does she change? If static, what is/are the force(s) that prevent(s) her from changing? If you write about Esperanza as a dynamic character, be sure to include Freuds ideas of the Id. Ego, and Superego. Analyze Esperanzas relationships with two or three of the women she encounters in the novel. What can you infer about Sandra Cisneros and her attitudes towards her background and culture from Esperanzas account?