Stolen Party Essay

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Cheema 1 Irmandeep Cheema Ms. Dornford ENG2D1 Thursday February 22nd 2012 The Stolen Party In the society we live in today, the wealthy think of themselves above the less fortunate. In the story “The Stolen Party” by Liliana Heker, the conflict of person vs. society is when Rosaura is dealing with the upper class society. This is evident when Rosaura’s mother tells her not to go, when Rosaura is not wanted at the party and when Senora Ines excludes Rosaura. Rosaura is discussing and arguing with her mother about how she is Luciana’s friend. Her mother is pleading for her not to go as she does not think that they want her there. “Listen Rosaura, that one’s not your friend. You know what you are to them? The maid’s daughter”(Heker,1). Rosaura’s mother is trying to convince Rosaura not to go because she has a feeling that they are going to embarrass her. Rosaura ignores what her mother tells her and continues on with her plans for the evening. Rosaura was disputing with the girl in the box about her mother’s job. “Senora Ines arrived saying shhshh, and asked Rosaura if she wouldn’t mind helping serve out the hotdogs”(Heker,3). Senora Ines needs help with serving hot dogs, so she asks Rosaura because she knows the house better than anybody else and that she is the least wanted at the party. As the party comes to a close, Rosaura watches Senora Ines hands out pink and blue bag’s to other guests at the party. Soon, Rosaura goes to Senora to receive her present. “Senora Ines didn’t look in the pink bag. Nor did she look in the blue bag. Cheema 2 Instead she rummaged in her purse. In her hand appeared two bills” (Heker,4). Rosaura is in disbelief after Senora pulled out the money. Rosaura snapped into reality and stood there with a cold look in her eyes. Her mother was right behind her to support her. Upper class people today seem to not treat lower class people

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