|A picture of me on my Japan trip|
The most common theme, in The House on Mango Street, I have seen with our reading is discontent. The author is unhappy with the situation she's been given. She was unhappy with the homes that she had before the house on mango street. She was unhappy that she didn't have a best friend, and, she was unhappy with her name, and the story that goes along with it. The author said she has the same name as her great grandma, but doesn't want the same fate. I felt the writing was at it's best when the author was talking about her views on how women of her culture were treated. When talking about how her great grandma was married, she stated, "Just like that, as if she were a fancy chandelier." She talks about how her grandma was treated like an prize and not a person.