Symbolism In The Stolen Party

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Pity, the emotion in which the user feels compassion towards another person because of their sufferings. In Lilliana Heker’s short story “The Stolen Party” Rosaura, a latina girl was invited to her friend’s birthday party. In the beginning Rosaura is glad that she is able to attend and be with her friend on her birthday, except she she is unaware the real reason for her attendance. It is not till the end where Rosaura regrets coming to her birthday party. Through the use of Rosaura’s obliviousness, the use of symbolism and the use of the Rosaura’s final realization, Heker invokes pity towards Rosaura.
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