I needed to take a selfie as a homework assignment and remembered about House on Mango Street. Here am I, behind an old CRT t.v. not really interested in taking selfies and hiding what’s true of me. Likewise, Esperanza was disinterested with herself because of her great grandmother who also has the same name as her, didn’t have the the most fortunate legacy which left a bad image on the name itself. Esperanza wants to change paint a new image in which Esperanza as name only reflects herself.  In reality, one has to make a legacy themselves and resent basing their name off of others. One has build or perhaps, in Esperanza’s case, rebuild his or her name to prove everything wrong and shape it so that it’s reflective of you and no one else.


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