Tuesday, June 2, 2009
House on Mango Street and Vignette #7
Today we read to page 90 in The House on Mango Street. We saw more examples of women being kept locked in by their husbands and the expectations of their culture. We also learned that Esperanza plans to escape her neighborhood when she is older but still plans to give back to those she's left behind.
With her vignette about the rich who sleep in the stars versus those who live on the earth, we're going to write vignette #7, which is Dreams vs. Reality. In one paragraph or stanza, you're going to write about your dream life, the life that is an impossibility. In the next, you're going to write about the reality of your life.
Make sure to be descriptive and imaginative in your writing.