Presentation on theme: "7 Sandra Cisneros “I like to tell stories.” “I am going to tell you a story about a girl who didn’t want to belong.” Sandra Cisneros speaking as Esperanza."— Presentation transcript:
7 Sandra Cisneros “I like to tell stories.” “I am going to tell you a story about a girl who didn’t want to belong.” Sandra Cisneros speaking as Esperanza Cordova in The House on Mango Street.
Born in Chicago in 1954 the third child and only daughter in a family of seven children. fifty-seven years old now, her birthday is coming in December
Worked as a… Teacher Counselor to high-school dropouts An artist-in-the schools where I taught creative writing College recruiter Arts administrator
Sandra’s House The sun faded her house from violet to blue after a few years. She then painted it Mexican-pink so it can fade into pink, She built her office in the backyard and painted it Mexican- marigold. The colors make her happy. 735 E. Guenther St. San Antonio, Texas
She lives with many creatures little and large in San Antonio, Texas.
Humboldt Park The “real” Mango Street house at 1524 N. Campbell Chicago
Cultural Studies: KEYWORDS for cultural studies Ideology (the way somebody views the world) Power (or lack of) Empathy – Understanding and entering into another’s feelings
Culture and Influence found in House on Mango Street