The Use Of Pathos In Rosaura's Senora Ines

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To begin, the author’s use of pathos clearly portrays the differences and inequalities in social classes. For example, Heker represents a scene that many can identify with: the circumstance of not having the capacity to fit in or being judged by others. All through the story, Rosaura is oblivious about the way that she doesn't have a place with the others, in spite of consistent clear hindrances that isolates her from the other youngsters. Rosaura's mom tries to persuade her that it would not be a smart thought to go to the gathering in view of the social contrasts; notwithstanding, Rosaura is unmindful of the way that she is in actuality not welcomed as a visitor, but rather as a maid. Rosaura is heartbroken when Senora Ines “ bent down as if about to look for something. Instead […] in her hand appeared two bills” (Heker 5). Reality crashes down on Rosaura as she experiences her first…show more content…
The fact that she is poor and her mother is the maid of a rich family makes her different from everyone else at the party, as the party, leads her to be mistreated. The readers instinctively empathize with Rosaura because her ignorance led to the loss of her innocence. The use of pathos allows readers to understand the impact of social class division as the audience is able to reflect on the times in their lives when they realize the differences between their social status as well as that of others. They are awakened by the unjust ideas the society holds for different wealth-classes and strives to achieve equality among upper and lower classes. Therefore, the pithiness through the use of pathos allows people to realize the unfairness in society due to class divisions based on one’s financial state. Heker’s effort to make a difference is demonstrated in the story, where she stresses for a change in society’s perception on social class structures to re-establish social
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