The House on Mango Street Analysis

Paper instructions:i Assignment #2: Writing about the City Your second assignment will be to choose from a list of approved novels that incorporate diversity and the city as part of the story. You must write a 6-8 page scholarly essay that explores the city, neighborhoods as a character in relation to the narrative. Please note this is not a book review or a summary assignment. You must use class lectures, discussion, theories and concepts as a framework for analyzing the role of urban space as a character in relation to the larger story. What role do neighborhoods, cities, urban spaces play in the larger story? Are there cultural assumptions and understandings about urban space? Would the story be understood differently if not set in the context of the particular city? Is there a sense of place expressed by the main characters? What set of social relations do you identify that are essential for understanding the narrative? The second assignment is due Apr 16th in class.