In the Devil’s Arithmetic--both the book and the movie--Hannah, a young Jewish girl, begins the story by heading off to her Seder Dinner, much to her dismay. She doesn’t care much about her past, and she doesn’t want to remember what happened to the Jews. She greets her favorite aunt, Aunt Eva, at the door, and unenthusiastically goes along with the celebration, drinking too much wine and treating everyone with disrespect. When asked to go open the door for the prophet Elijah, Hannah reluctantly gets up and opens the door. In an instance, she is transported back in time to 1942, the peak of the Holocaust.
Reading Reflection “A Night At The Opera (Cantina)” “A Night At The Opera (Cantina)” production by Suzan Hanson tells story about a group of enthusiastic women to show moral support to the deployed Allied troops during World War II by set a party in deserted storeroom, somewhere in Europe. The soldiers who arrive are fewer than expected, yet it does not dishearten these women to go on with the party. The play introduces various angles from different characters and backgrounds. A mother who meets with her daughter again after years gone by, a woman who lost passion tries to kill herself and saved by her friends, a woman who finds out her boyfriend cheats on her, old friends reunited, a composer who finds his courage to share his composed songs, and a wife who lost her husband in the war. Hanson uses a humorous approach to the play by adding some comical acts, for example a soldier makes fun of a love song and learns a lesson from a woman and the act when a soldier rushes in to the party chased by a big guy with a blacked eye.
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. People do not invite you to be a maid there, so that is why Rosaura thought that she was invited to the party as a friend.
The situation surrounding Allison was an example of the time period’s denial of family dysfunction. According to Elian Tyler May, a woman’s reputation is deeply tied to her sexual behavior. Constance became overwhelmed with fear that Allison would get into trouble or somehow damage their reputation. An example from Peyton Place, Allison and her friends play a kissing game at Allison’s birthday party. Constance was terrified that Allison would make the same mistake that she did and that Allison would begin to have interest in sexual activities.
Dolores Huerta was born in the early 30’s to her compassionate mother, Alicia, who helped low-wage workers by accommodating them at her hotel for free. Alicia, a role model to her daughter, inspired Dolores to help others as well. Despite excelling in school and extracurricular activities, Dolores faced racism in her Californian school, and was once even accused of plagiarism by a teacher who believed Dolores was incapable because she was Hispanic. As stated by the writers of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she began a career as a teacher which was soon cut short because she could not bear seeing children in terrible economic conditions on a daily basis. Angered, she began a life of activism.
In story Rosaura gets invited to a girl name Luciana's birthday. Rosaura is tricked into working the party . Rosaura is devastated when she finds out, which shows how people aren’t always who they seem to be. Though, others may say the true theme of the story is Things in life don’t always turn out the way one would expect them to. The story's true them is how people aren't always who one may think they are.
At one point Abby starts dating a guy named Parker, Abby convinces herself that he's the right choice for her and basically just trying to run from her true feelings because she's too scared of getting hurt. After getting drunk at her birthday party, Abby and Travis fall asleep together. Seeing them, Parker gets upset and ends up fighting with Abby, which leads to their breakup. On the last night of the bet, Abby makes a move that gives Travis hope for a relationship when in reality, Abby thought she was just ending things smoothly. The bet is over and she gets back to her dorm, leaving Travis heartbroken.
After all of her problems and troubles her she hasn 't let any of her friends know about her family or take pity on her. At school she is just a normal student and has lots of friends who respect her for who she is, not for how she is treated. “Instead of going to school, I’ll go to your house and celebrate your birthday!” (Yen Mah 98) This shows that Adeline makes a huge effort to please her friend and go to the birthday party. “Victor didn 't know that the make-believe Niang I talked about was very different from the real one we’d be facing.” (Yen Mah 145) Adeline enjoys playing with Victor and doesn 't want him to know how bad of a family she came from. Although she is lying, Adeline says this because she cares about Victor and is a kind person at heart.
For example, Wu Chun-Mei asked adeline, “What had happen to you yesterday?” (Yen Mah 105). Adeline’s friend, Wu Chun-Mei, was worried about her. Wu Chun-Mei also told Adeline “We waited and waited for you to come and cut the cake” (105). Adeline’s friends didn’t want Adeline to miss anything special at the birthday party. Adeline goes to college in England.
Violetta comes home and gets an invitation to a party in Paris from her friend Flora. Alfredo father wants the couple to break up, but Violetta refuses to do so. Violetta accepts invite to party and send servant to inform her friend, while writing a farewell note Alfredo enters the room. Violetta affirms her love to Alfredo but deep inside she is sad and hurt. When Violetta starts to leave she hands the letter to the servant to give to Alfredo.