In the stories “How to Become a Writer” and “ The House on Mango Street” The characters are both females. The character in “How to Become a Writer”, expressed the way she learned different styles of writing and she also expressed how she grew as a writer. The character in “The House on Mango Street”, expressed her life growing up and how her family transitioned from one area to another.
Both characters are the narrators and they illustrate the importance of their lives and whats important to them.
In “How to Become a Writer” the character is flat. Flat characters are not complex, but simple, and flat characters pretty much end where they begin.(p.158, para. 1). Flat characters are there as a narrator who is telling a story and telling us how we should use the information given to us. As a flat character, we don't know any information about her or her life growing up. Moore starts off by telling the reader that the story is about how to “become” a writer, not be one, emphasizing that someone has to work to turn themselves into a writer. Though the semi-autobiographical character of Francie is forced to write, even born to be a writer, she still has to become a writer. Moore says, “you have a calling, an urge, a delusion, an unfortunate habit.” (Moore 247). “Flat characters pretty much end where they begin.”(p.158, para. 1).
In “The House on Mango Street” the character is round. The basic trait of a round character is that we are told enough about them they are true to life.(p. 157, para. 1). They are the center of our attention in most fiction.(p. 157, para.1). The narrator of the story is a young girl who has recently moved to Mango Street, where she finds the house that her family owns to be most definitely not the house of her dreams. She talks about how she pictured her new home and a much better life for her family. The young girl is the main character of this story and she is expressing her feelings and thought about her living condition. Just like...