Study Guide

The House on Mango Street Chapter 12

By Sandra Cisneros

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Chapter 12

Those Who Don't

  • The narrator makes fun of people who think she and her neighbors are dangerous.
  • She says that she and her friends aren't afraid of the tough-looking guys in the neighborhood – she knows them all by name.
  • The narrator feels safe in her neighborhood, in which everyone is "brown." But when she and her neighbors venture into another neighborhood of a different color, they get scared too.

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