Compare And Contrast Abuela Invents The Zero And A Celebration Of Grandfathers

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The stories “Abuela Invents the Zero” and “A Celebration of Grandfathers” follow the past of a very nice, thoughtful man by the name of Rudolfo Anaya, and the present day of a rude, unthoughtful girl by the name of Constancia. Both of these stories give very different points of views in terms of character personality and respect towards their elders. To begin, both of the stories are based off of the relationship between a grandparent and their grandchild. In “Abuela Invents the Zero”, Constancia’s grandmother went on her first trip to America. She went to America between September and March because the story explained that she wanted to see the snow in America before she died. In the first couple of paragraphs, Constancia is more worried about her public image than she is of her grandmother or even her parents. Constancia showed no mercy to criticize her grandmother, she thought about how ridiculous she looked in the old coat her mother brought, how slow she walked, where she wanted to sit in church, and even the Catholic religion she believed in. In “A Celebration of Grandfathers”, the main character, Rudolfo, lived with his grandfather since he was a very small child of four or five. In the first sentence of the story, Rudolfo was already grown up and was …show more content…

In “A Celebration of Grandfathers”, the Morales of Rudolfo Anaya were not changed by his grandfather, they were molded since his childhood. The morales of a person are molded by wealth, discipline, privileges, school, personal experiences, and major incidents or events. Constancia is selfish and self-centered because she was never told “No” before. Rudolfo is kind and respectful because he was always around his grandfather who would teach him many things. He would teach him the meaning of life and death, the meaning of sharing, the meaning of happiness and sadness, and just how important it is to be

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