I think that Sandra Cisneros does a good job of making things pop out and gives you a good visual of what’s going on in the book. The use of lots of similes and metaphors help with this. An example of this is on page four when Esperanza is describing Mango Street and says “The house on Mango Street is not the way they told it at all. It’s small and red with tight steps in front and windows so small you’d think they were holding their breath. Bricks are crumbling in places, and the front door is so swollen you have to push hard to get in.” This shows how she can make her writing stand out and you can really picture it. An idea that stood out to me as I finished the book was just be content with where you are and what you have. The house you live in is not that big of a deal and it is still “home” even if it’s not your dream home.
An educational or social factor that I think influences children in school is the number of children in each class. Class size plays a key role in children’s learning at school. I feel that the smaller class sizes give children more one on one time with the teacher and not just lost in the crowed. This allows them to ask more questions and become more involved in the class. There are lots of different views on this subject and people that are for and against it. I but really think this influences children’s learning in school.