Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Journal Five

In "The House on Mango Street", the story most stood out to me is "Marin". Marin is one of the girls who wants to get out of the neighborhood. She dressed up for attention and hope that she will get picked up by one of the guys downtown one day. It seems to me that no matter how the girls in the neighborhood struggle for a better life, it’s their destiny to stay there. They just never have the opportunity to get better education and to have a better job.

My favorite line in this story is “Marin, under the streetlight, dancing by herself, is singing the same song somewhere. I know. Is waiting for a car to stop, a star to fall, someone to change her life.” They know the way things are in the neighborhood, they know that there is almost no chance to escape from their destiny and get out of the neighborhood. However, they are always waiting, even for the littlest chance, for anyone to change their life.

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