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The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street


by Sandra Cisneros

Lucy and Rachel

Character Analysis

Esperanza meets Lucy and Rachel shortly after moving into the house on Mango Street. The sisters quickly become Esperanza's constant companions – well, sometimes Nenny tags along, too. Esperanza feels comfortable around them because they're not pretentious. Their clothes are crooked and old, and they don't laugh at her name. They come from a large family from Texas, and it's their baby sister who dies in the chapter "The Three Sisters."