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The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street


by Sandra Cisneros

The House on Mango Street Chapter 13 Summary

There Was an Old Woman She Had So Many Children She Didn't Know What to Do

  • Rosa Vargas is a single mother with a whole lot of kids. They're completely uncontrollable.
  • The kids are "without respect for all things living, including themselves" (13.3).
  • The neighbors try to watch out for the kids, but grow tired of worrying about them and give up.
  • No one pays attention with Efren chips his tooth, Refugia gets her head stuck in the gate, or Angel Vargas falls from Mr. Benny's roof.

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