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The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street

by Sandra Cisneros

The House on Mango Street Chapter 33 Summary

Minerva Writes Poems

  • Minerva is only a little bit older than Esperanza, but she has two kids. She raises them by herself, because her husband keeps leaving her.
  • Minerva writes poetry on little slips of paper. She and Esperanza read each other's poems.
  • One day Minerva kicks her husband out of the house with all of his stuff. But then she lets him back in.
  • The next week Minerva comes over to Esperanza's house covered in bruises, asking Esperanza what she should do.
  • Esperanza says there's nothing she can do – Minerva is going to have to decide for herself.

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