The Stolen Party

by Liliana Heker
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The Stolen Party

The overriding theme of the story is the death of innocence. In this particular case, Rosaura's loses her innocence as a result of Señora Ines's blatant social snobbery. Rosaura has gone to the...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2020, 9:17 am (UTC)

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Rosaura's insistence on going to her friend Luciana's party generates a good deal of friction between herself and her mother. Her mother doesn't want Rosaura to go to what she describes as a "rich...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2021, 11:24 am (UTC)

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The infinitely delicate balance at that moment is the balance between Rosaura's persona at the party and the fact that she's the daughter of the housekeeper. When Señora Ines holds out the money to...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2018, 7:00 pm (UTC)

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Additionally, the party has possibly stolen Rosaura's faith in human nature and her trust that there is such a thing as impartiality in life. In the story, Rosaura is excited when she is invited to...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2016, 3:35 pm (UTC)

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In the story “Stolen Party” the monkey represents the unattainable upper class. Rosaura’s mother tells her that if she believes in the monkey, she’ll believe anything. Symbolically, her mother is...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2012, 1:39 am (UTC)

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The young, naive Rosaura is blissfully ignorant when it comes to the harsh realities of a class-bound society. That explains why she has no hesitation in regarding the upper-class Luciana as her...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2021, 1:34 pm (UTC)

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In "The Stolen Party", by Liliana Heker, Sefiora Ines leaves her hand outstretched at the end of the story. Ines is trying to hand Rosaura, thinking that Ines is about to hand her a bracelet and a...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2011, 9:56 am (UTC)

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"The Stolen Party" begins with an argument between Rosaura and her mother, who works for Señora Ines as a maid. Rosaura is looking forward to attending the birthday party of Luciana, Señora Ines's...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2021, 6:40 pm (UTC)

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Rosaura is so looking forward to attending her friend Luciana's birthday party. Luciana has told her that it will be the most lovely party in the world, and Rosaura can well believe it, as she...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2021, 11:45 am (UTC)

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The Stolen Party

The story is about a young girl named Rosaura who has been invited to the party of a wealthy classmate. Her mother does not want her to go because she will not fit in at a rich person’s party....

Latest answer posted March 28, 2012, 1:32 am (UTC)

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In "The Stolen Party," protagonist Rosaura initially is angry with her mother, Herminia, for claiming that she is not invited to Luciana's party as a friend. She is defiant ("She wouldn't have...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2021, 3:53 am (UTC)

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In “The Stolen Party,” protagonist Rosaura is invited to the birthday party of Luciana, the daughter in a family that employs Rosaura’s mother as their maid. Rosaura excitedly accepts the party...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2021, 6:12 pm (UTC)

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Below, I provide further information about the monkey and the magician as symbols in the story. The text tells us that the magician calls the monkey his "partner." During shows, the magician...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2018, 9:52 pm (UTC)

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The story has a general mood of sadness. It is sad to see Rosaura’s dreams crushed at the end of the story, when she does not receive a present, like the other children who attend Luciana’s party....

Latest answer posted November 24, 2017, 2:13 pm (UTC)

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To be able to find an appropriate quote that summarizes the theme of "The Stolen Party" by Liliana Heker, it is important to understand what the theme is. The story tells of a young girl, Rosaura,...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2021, 12:52 am (UTC)

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The Stolen Party

At the beginning of the story, Rosaura is looking forward to going to her friend's birthday party. Rosaura's mother, however, does not want Rosaura to go to the party. Rosaura's mother says that...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2021, 12:30 pm (UTC)

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"The Storyteller" by Saki represents two versions of reality: a traditional, old-fashioned view of the world as represented by the Aunt's story to the children, and then a much more cynical but...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2012, 7:17 am (UTC)

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In the story, gender-related expectations seem to affect the actions of some characters. For example, the magician chooses to call upon a boy to participate in one of his tricks. When the boy...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2017, 4:02 pm (UTC)

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