Do you think the story "Geraldo No Last Name" by Sandra Cisneros is a story about love?Do you think the story "Geraldo No Last Name" by Sandra Cisneros is a story about love?

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teachertaylor | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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One could argue that the story "Geraldo No Last Name" is a story about love; however, the definition of love must be clarified.  The story is not about romantic love--Marin has only just met Geraldo at the dance.  She does feel distress when he is killed, but her distress is not rooted in any romantic feelings for him.  She feels sad that no one really knows who Geraldo is and that his life has ended so abruptly.  In terms of theme, the story makes the reader consider his/her relationship with the greater community and challenges the reader to develop a greater "love" for people who end up on the margins of our community.  By broadening the definition of "love," one could argue that the story is in part about love.

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