MetamorphosisEvery person in the world has a path to follow; a sort of pre-defined passage which they must take to become somebody in the world. Yet, what if that path was one that was marked full of poverty, shattered innocence, and the proverbial broken wings? Most people would plead for a way out instead of learning from their environment and the surrounding culture. Sandra Cisneros challenges the reader of The House on Mango Street to look inside of his or her community to find his or her way out of the box, even if the road ahead is filled with the various hazards. This statement is especially true for females who believe they are stuck in one place with no way out and no way to identify themselves. In Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street, Chicana feminism is displayed through the self-identification of Esperanza.The quest for identity surprisingly starts in the American culture. For one, women are able, without restriction, to pursue an education, which is important to both self-discov
GatekeeperI'll watch and waitWith wise man's robesTo see whether the future fortoldIs true.A solid ring binding,Exchanged over love's honest attempt,Remains an unanswered keyTo a past lost.Collar and chain bind,But are they really the binding force,Or is it some attempt to play the gameOnce lost and once won.Lonely winds of fallCry out their desolate screams,Hoping that one day an answer will comeTo an unanswered prayer.Let this be markedAs a call to powers aboveTo bring forth answers and responsesFor an impatient soul.