Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Journal 3 by Kyle Ciballi

My favorite chapter in The House on Mango Street would be Louie, his cousin and his other cousins. This story stands out to me because I find it comical. A theme for this chapter could potentially be, not everything is what it seems. What stands out to me is when Louie's cousin pulls up in the Cadillac and how Esperanza is so fascinated with how nice the car was. Then a few minutes later Louie's cousin was driving down a alley trying to run from the police. Its just kind of ironic, especially when Esperanza says "the seats were big and soft" and "the windows rolled up automatically". They were just fascinated by this car that really wasn't his car. I would like to think of the part where the cops come down the alley as the best part of the chapter. When Esperanza says " they put handcuffs on him and put him in the back of the cruiser, we all waved as they drove away". Now the kids including Esperanza have no idea what had happened, or what was going to happen to Louise cousin, so they just waved as the cop car drove away.

Someone who has had a substantial amount of influence in my life has bee my brother Tristan. Tristan is my brother and has been for my whole life. I would put him number one to any of my friends and family. I have always looked up to my brother. He has always been there for me and guided me throughout life with good decisions to make. My brother is the oldest and my parents look to him for the more responsible one of the  5 other siblings. He has changed me to be more responsible adult because I wanted to show my parents I can be as old, mature, and responsible as he is. Honestly my parents did look at me differently. I was able to get later curfews, hang out with friends more and also have more driving privileges. My brother is a well behaved, mature, grown adult. He maybe only a year older than me but he definitely shows his initiative and responsibility on a daily basis when I'm with him.


  1. I can relate to having an older sibling as a role model. Your very lucky to have such a positive role model that can push you to become a better version of yourself.

  2. I like the siblings part. I have a twin and we get along very well. I also agree with the chapter from being comical.


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