House on mango street

Based on Readings from The House on Mango Street

 

Choose any section on The House on Mango StreetChoose from the sections we have read and discussed in class thus far. That will be until page 25. Use any ONE of the sections to focus on a jumping off point to write about how a moment in your life, for example, an incident, a person, a word, your family, or a period of time, a place, or your name,  has most influenced you to change your beliefs, attitudes, understanding, or interests in life. 

 

For instance, by reading Mango Street (3-25), we can say that Esperanza was most influenced by her family’s moving into the house at Mango Street. She was also influenced by the people who were around her there. Each event had a different significance in her life which unfolds as we read through her experiences.

Choose a section from the book (till page 25) that most relates to your experiences thus far and then reflect on your life

Draw upon a single moment, incident, person, place, word, or period in your life that has influenced you the most. As you make your selection, be sure to choose a moment that has influenced you for interesting reasons, so it will make a good essay.  

In your essay, make sure you describe in detail the incident, moment, person, period, word, or place that affects/affected you. Don’t stop there, use the rest of the essay to explore and express the various reasons why and how the moment you chose defined or affected you. Provide examples so your readers can understand the impact of that moment through incidents in your life. Has the influence changed over time with developing maturity and life experiences? How? Why/why not?

This essay requires you to quote directly from the section of The House on Mango Street you have chosen to use. Word count=450 words. Page limit=2-3. Essay is typed (Times New Roman, 12 point font, double spaced, indented paragraphs, correct MLA/APA citation, Works Cited page at the end). 2 drafts due in class before final is graded.

Qs. to ask to help you outline thoughts for this paper:

 

1. Who is the writer? Which section did I choose? Why?
2. What is the defining moment for this writer in this section? How can you say so?
3. Significant quote/quoto #2?
4. How was the writer influenced or inspired by this moment? How can you say so? Examples from the text?

 

Now, ask the same qsto yourself:

 

Qs. to ask yourself so you can connect your understanding of the reading to a reflection on your life:

 

1. Is there a moment in my life where I have been most affected? What is this moment? Describe it.
2. How has this influenced me? Any examples of this influence?
3. Why did the moment influence me? Would it have influenced anyone else as well? 
4. Has the influencing moment continued to be uniform and same with me or did it change over time? Why/Why not? Based on Readings from The House on Mango Street

 

Choose any section on The House on Mango StreetChoose from the sections we have read and discussed in class thus far. That will be until page 25. Use any ONE of the sections to focus on a jumping off point to write about how a moment in your life, for example, an incident, a person, a word, your family, or a period of time, a place, or your name,  has most influenced you to change your beliefs, attitudes, understanding, or interests in life. 

 

For instance, by reading Mango Street (3-25), we can say that Esperanza was most influenced by her family’s moving into the house at Mango Street. She was also influenced by the people who were around her there. Each event had a different significance in her life which unfolds as we read through her experiences.

Choose a section from the book (till page 25) that most relates to your experiences thus far and then reflect on your life

Draw upon a single moment, incident, person, place, word, or period in your life that has influenced you the most. As you make your selection, be sure to choose a moment that has influenced you for interesting reasons, so it will make a good essay.  

In your essay, make sure you describe in detail the incident, moment, person, period, word, or place that affects/affected you. Don’t stop there, use the rest of the essay to explore and express the various reasons why and how the moment you chose defined or affected you. Provide examples so your readers can understand the impact of that moment through incidents in your life. Has the influence changed over time with developing maturity and life experiences? How? Why/why not?

This essay requires you to quote directly from the section of The House on Mango Street you have chosen to use. Word count=450 words. Page limit=2-3. Essay is typed (Times New Roman, 12 point font, double spaced, indented paragraphs, correct MLA/APA citation, Works Cited page at the end). 2 drafts due in class before final is graded.

Qs. to ask to help you outline thoughts for this paper:

 

1. Who is the writer? Which section did I choose? Why?
2. What is the defining moment for this writer in this section? How can you say so?
3. Significant quote/quotes to help you respond to #2?
4. How was the writer influenced or inspired by this moment? How can you say so? Examples from the text?

 

Now, ask the same qsto yourself:

 

Qs. to ask yourself so you can connect your understanding of the reading to a reflection on your life:

 

1. Is there a moment in my life where I have been most affected? What is this moment? Describe it.
2. How has this influenced me? Any examples of this influence?
3. Why did the moment influence me? Would it have influenced anyone else as well? 
4. Has the influencing moment continued to be uniform and same with me or did it change over time? Why/Why not? Provide examples comparing the change from the past to the present.
  Provide examples comparing the change from the past to the present.
IMPORTANT INFO: Only include texts from pages 1-23 of house on mango street because that’s why we read in class and things about my personal life you can include that relate to the text: I also grew up in a poor household, i constantly moved. so first i lived in washington dc then lived in egypt from when i was 3-5 years old then came back to dc then moved back to egypt when i was 8-13 and during that time we stayed in 3 different houses and then i moved back to washingtondc 

 

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