Most people have been tricked or mislead at some point in their life. They thought that one thing would happen, but then another thing did. In The Stolen Party, Liliana Hecker used symbolism with the monkey and the party favors to symbolize that Rosaura was not really a guest. One piece of evidence is the monkey in the cage, and how it wasn’t necessary for the magician. This explains that Rosaura was just helping out.
Pity changes the world. It feeds the hungry, builds schools, water wells, hospitals. But it requires a lot of dedication and work to create in literature. Multiple techniques need to be combined delicately to create such a powerful emotion. But Liliana Heker manages to effectively create pity for the young protagonist of “The Stolen Party” through the use of dramatic irony and symbolism, as well as a depiction of a sudden, devastating transition between childhood and maturity, The appearance of dramatic irony throughout the piece helps readers start pitying Rosaura.
‘’The Stolen Party” written by Liliana Heker is a short story about a nine year old girl named Rosaura. Rosaura is invited to a birthday party with rich people and she is treated more like a servant than a guest at the party. For example, Senora Ines reached into her pink purse and took out two dollar bills and give it to Rosaura, instead of giving her a goody bag as she did to the other children at Luciana’s birthday party. “Thank you for all your help, my pet” Senora Ines said to Rosaura. Senora Ines action showed that Rosaura was being treated more like a help than a guest at her daughter’s party. Senora Ines was Rosaura mom’s boss.
Comparing and Contrasting Senora Ines and Rosaura In the short story “The Stolen Party”, Rosaura and Senora Ines impression on why Rosaura was invited to the party is completely different yet similar. “You know what you are to them, the maid's daughter”, her mother had said. Rosaura thought that she was invited to the “rich people’s” party because she was Luciana friend, but on the other hand, Senora Ines invited her to be a helper at the party. Normally, people only get invited to parties if you are a friend.
Facing the segregationists and the horrors of the South, Melba Pattillo was a strong warrior on the battlefield of racism for all people of color across the world. Beginning with the integration into Central High School, the brave 9 children hit waves upon waves of mobs and white people giving their all to get rid of them. Melba has gone through hell and back facing attacks of anything from sticks of dynamite to acid being thrown in her eyes. Her dignity and courage gave her the strength to refuse to back down and make a remarkable story.
In her essay, Gloria Anzaldua claims that languages come with both personal identities and cultures. We are nothing whether we did not have our own languages. By telling the stories of her as a student such as when her teacher told her “if you want to be American, speak ‘American.’ If you do not like it, go back to Mexico where you belong.” (Anzaldua 206)
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, love and hate fall hand-in-hand. The oxymoron “This love feel I, that feel no love in this” demonstrates the sensation of love burning in Romeo, whilst annexing a mention of his struggle that Rosaline, the woman he seemingly loves, doesn’t reciprocate the same affection, indicating a prime example of a darker side to love (1.1.187). The oxymoron divulges a contradictory issue arising internally in Romeo. Shakespeare’s utilization of these oxymorons reveal that Romeo’s love indeed comes from an enemy family of his. As much as Romeo desires a perfect love life, his feelings of endearment perpetually battle with the supposed feelings of hate.
In the book, Lab Girl, author Hope Jahren describes her life as a struggle to discover who she really is. Jahren has an inability to express her emotions and describe the events in her life with ease. Throughout the book, Jahren uses different parts of plants and trees to compare and describe her life trials and decisions she makes. Instead of telling us straight forward what problems occurred and how she overcame them; she used her knowledge of plants to mirror her life to that of a plants life to compensate for her inadequacies with emotion. She starts off at the base of the plant, using the roots and seedlings as an explanation for her life choice to become a scientist.
Over break I read two books “The running Dream” and “The Lost Deer Camp. ”At the beginning of break I read “The Running Dream” it is about a teen girl named Jessica who loves to run. Than one day on her way back home with her track team on the bus, the bus gets hit. Jessica ends up losing her right leg up to right below her knee cap. Jessica didn’t know what to do, as she slowly got better, she started to wonder if she would ever get to run again.
Bees are a mysterious species who have an incredible life that we know nothing about; in connection we live crazy, mysterious, lives with ups and downs; goods and bads. The secret life of bees by Sue Monk Kidd is an extraordinary story about a teenager Lily Owens, her abusive father, her mother, and numerous friends. Lily lost her mother at a young age, so she runs away; she ends up living with a loving family of women and finds mothers within them. She learns about friendships, overcoming, forgiveness, and love. In The secret Life of Bees the author shows theme through conflict and symbolism.
In “The Stolen Party,” author Liliana Heker uses third person limited to create a surprise ending. In stories, surprise ending create a depth to the story. Since short stories don’t have room to develop a plot, surprise endings can provide an aid to the plot. One reason for using third person limited is to make the plot fuller with a surprise ending.