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Identify the features and structures of “The Family of Little Feet” that are similar to and different from a fairy tale, and how this impacts meaning.
Book: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros pp. 39 – 55 — focus on “The Family of Little Feet"
Read the conversation between Rachel and the “bum man.” How is this scene similar to a fairy tale? How is it different? Support your answer with evidence from the text.
What are the features of a fairytale? What is the general structure of a fairytale? Come up with as many ideas as you can.
Who are fairy tales for?