by Devon1676
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Language Arts

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"In the meantime, they will just have to move a little farther north of Mango Street, a little farther away everytime people like us keep moving in." (Cisneros-13)

"It wasn't as if I didn't want to work. I did.I had even gone to the social security office a month earlier to get my social security number.I needed money." (Cisneros-53)

EsperanzaDevon A. Jordan

" Where do you live? she asked.There, I said pointing up to the third floor.You live there? There. I had to look up to where she was pointing- the third floor, the paint peeling, the wooden bars papa had nailed on the windows so we wouldn't fall out.You live there?The way she said it made me feel like nothing.

"Those who don't know any better come into our neighbourhood scared. They think we are dangerous. They think we will attack them with shiny knives. They re stupid people who are lost and got here by mistake." (Cisneros-36)

"That one?She said pointing to that ugly row of three flats that even raggedy men were ashamed to go into.Yes,I nodded even though I knew that wasn't my house and started to cry." ( Cisneros-53 )

I knew he was looking. I had to prove to me that I wasn't afraid of nobody's eyes, not even his.



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