Geraldo No Last Name Analysis

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Did Eveline love Frank? Did Marianna love Jake? Did Marin love Geraldo? Is love real? The topic of love was explored in “Eveline” by James Joyce, “Love in L.A.” by Dagoberto Gilb, and “Geraldo No Last Name” by Sandra Cisneros. These books explore love in the minds of both women and men: Eveline and Frank, Mariana and Jake, and Marin and Geraldo, respectively. Is love real or is it fake? Is there such thing as love? Per these three stories love does not exist, as the only story that even hints at love is “Geraldo No Last Name”. Love is an interesting topic that is discussed quite a bit in those stories, it is hard to define. When you find the perfect soulmate that you know that you can stay with forever, then you know that you are in love. But, when you are infatuated with someone or just like them a lot then you are not in love but you just like them more than you do most people. When you get past that point to where you feel responsible…show more content…
After leaving the club, he is in a car accident and must go to the hospital; however, while everyone drives by the accident, the woman, Marin, decides to stay, go with him to the hospital and tell the police and doctors everything. This is a very uncommon situation that happens by chance, as, “Marin can’t explain why it mattered, the hours and hours, for somebody she didn’t even know… He was not anything to her. He wasn’t her boyfriend or anything like that. Just another brazer who didn’t speak English” (Cisneros 357). It appears as if she feels for him and is concerned for his well-being, as everyone else left because no one knew who he was; even she had just met him. She has only known him for a few hours because they were dancing, but she anyway. She felt something for him, which could be love, or it could also just be infatuation thus, this is the only scenario out of the three that hints that love could
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