You will write a response to “Cathy Queen of Cats” or “Our Good Day.” It must look like this to start:
In Sandra Cisneros’ House on Mango Street, the purpose of the vignette, (you choose) “Cathy Queen of Cats” is to show ___________________________. (Now explain how you know.) Use evidence from the text.
In Sandra Cisneros’ House on Mango Street, the purpose of the vignette “Cathy Queen of Cats” is to show how some members of society, who aren’t so special themselves, judge others based on race and class. Cathy, the cat lady, lives in a house full of cats and thinks she’s better than everyone else in the neighborhood, especially the new “bad” people moving in. She isn’t able to keep friends because she’s so judgmental. And she uses a reference to a distant relative in France to make her feel better than other people because she has nothing else to make her feel good about herself. (add as much as you like!)