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Geraldo No Last Name

This is one of the vignettes from the longer novel by Sandra Cisneros entitled The House of Mango Street. In it, the author explores the reality of life as an immigrant through the lives of many...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2010 4:39 am UTC

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Geraldo No Last Name

The character Geraldo in "Geraldo No Last Name" represents the negative stereotypes attached to the many hard working immigrants that come to the U.S. to work, and who often share the same terrible...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2018 6:26 pm UTC

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Geraldo No Last Name

Cisneros uses short sentences and sentence fragments in "Geraldo No Last Name" for a few reasons. First, these sentences replicate the way Marin might have explained what happened to the...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2018 11:06 am UTC

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Geraldo No Last Name

The final paragraph, or really the last two paragraphs, reveal a change in the tone--so this is a great question to ask. It's where things become less breezy and more contemplative. Throughout the...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2016 11:25 pm UTC

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Geraldo No Last Name

To answer these questions, let's first focus on the relevant part of the story: "Only Marin can’t explain why it mattered, the hours and hours, for somebody she didn’t even know. The hospital...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2016 7:45 pm UTC

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Geraldo No Last Name

Geraldo is a man who dies after a hit and run accident. The last person to see him alive is a woman called Marin, who happens to dance with him at a dance on the night of his death. Marin loves to...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2018 12:18 pm UTC

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Geraldo No Last Name

The diction that Cisneros uses in "Geraldo No Last Name" is casual in order to make the story feel close to home. For example, Cisneros uses colloquialisms to relate the reader to the experience:...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2011 6:35 am UTC

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Geraldo No Last Name

Although if you were to ask, "Who is this story about?" I might answer Geraldo, when the question is "Who is the main character?" I have to argue Marin. The reason I think Marin is the main...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2019 3:34 pm UTC

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Geraldo No Last Name

Something interesting that Sandra Cisneros' short story "Gerald No Last Name" reveals is how socioeconomic failures, like economic failures that produce the need to seek illegal work, can lead to a...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2015 7:38 am UTC

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Geraldo No Last Name

What we know about Geraldo is obviously very limited. We are told that he likes to dance, he is good looking and young. He was wearing "green pants" and a "Saturday shirt" when he was dancing with...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2011 10:51 pm UTC

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Geraldo No Last Name

It is clear that Marin feels some sort of attachment to this young man that she "just" met in a dance and clearly found attractive. She seems to be bemused at the way that this death has impacted...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2011 10:41 pm UTC

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Geraldo No Last Name

Geraldo is only mentioned in the chapter titled "Geraldo No Last Name." Marin meets him at a dance and is the last person to see him before he is struck and killed by a car. Here's what we know...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2019 2:23 pm UTC

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Geraldo No Last Name

In "Geraldo No Last Name," Cisneros uses sound devices to create dramatic effect. For example, there is a "beating" rhythm in the line describing all the places that Marin goes to party: "Uptown....

Latest answer posted March 7, 2011 6:22 am UTC

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Geraldo No Last Name

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...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2011 1:35 pm UTC

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Geraldo No Last Name

The first two paragraphs of this vignette should give you ample information to complete this task. Note how we are told that this is what Marin told the various authorities, the police and the...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2011 10:46 pm UTC

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Geraldo No Last Name

Marin doesn't know herself why she spends so much time in the hospital, waiting to find out what happened to someone she never even knew. She's spent longer at the hospital than she ordinarily...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2019 8:46 am UTC

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Geraldo No Last Name

There are two types of resolution that a story might have. The first type is a narrative resolution, whereby all plot-lines are resolved. The second type is a moral resolution, which is when the...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2019 3:28 pm UTC

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Geraldo No Last Name

The first part of your question makes it clear what the focus of your response should be: '... that social constraints can lead to a loss of identity.' Firstly, what are the similarities between...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2015 12:54 pm UTC

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Geraldo No Last Name

This carefully constructed fragment actually leaves us with many questions that we could conceivably ask. These concern the identity of Geraldo, why Marin was out so late and the exact nature of...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2011 8:47 pm UTC

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Geraldo No Last Name

In the short story "Geraldo No Last Name" by Sandra Cisneros, the main character is a woman named Marin, who enjoys going to dances. At one of them she meets a man dressed in a "shiny shirt and...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2021 4:07 pm UTC

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