|My friend and I at Santa Rosa Beach in Florida (I am on right)|
After reading the first few chapters of The House on Mango Street, I was able to establish some of the characters and the idea of the story. I believe the theme of this story is that some situations are what you make of it. This family seems to struggle in a run down house. I think this story is trying to show that you must stay positive in hard times, because they will always come to an end. There are many times where I found the writing to be at its best. The author gets very descriptive at times, for example, when the narrator describes the many types of hair in the family.