The American Dream In House On Mango Street
The american dream is the idea that anyone who comes to America or is born in the U.S. can
achieve greatness and success if they work hard. In the House on Mango Street some people
try to achieve or go for their dreams while some just stand there and do nothing. Some
examples of the characters I am going to be including are Alicia, Mamasita and Esperanza.
The first example of someone who is trying to achieve their dream is Alicia. Ever since Alicia’s
mom passed away she had to get up early to make lunch for her dad. In the story Alicia is going
to college and she has to take two trains and a bus to get there. She also works so hard that
she starts seeing mice who her father says do not exist. After Alicia is done with school she is
going back to Guadalajara to make it better. A quote; “ She doesn’t want to spend her whole life
in a factory behind a rolling pin.” It would be bad for Alicia because she would have been stuck
at home doing nothing instead of going to school and going back to her home town.
My next example is Mamasita. She does not attempt to go for her dream. She does not come
out of her house at all and neighbors say it's because she's too fat or because she can't climb
three flights of stairs....