IJCH 2018 Vol.4(3): 81-83 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2018.4.3.126

Symbolic Images Implied in The House on Mango Street from the Perspective of Feminism

Wang Fangyuan, Sun Yu, and Zhang Tong
Abstract—The House on Mango Street is a classical children book written by a Chicana feminist, Sandra Cisneros. This paper tries to analyze symbolic images implied in the book from the perspective of feminism. It is found that Cisneros describes the tragedy of women in a male dominant community through portraying house used to lock women, the clothesline and the window through which women contact the outside world. However, some women have awakened as the heroine Esperanza writes to find the inner space, refuses to receive the original lifestyle and decides to escape the Mango Street.

Index Terms—Feminism, symbolic images, The House on Mango Street.

The authors are with Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China (e-mail: 13201760150@163.com).

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Cite: Symbolic Images Implied in The House on Mango Street from the Perspective of Feminism, "Symbolic Images Implied in The House on Mango Street from the Perspective of Feminism," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 81-83, 2018.

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