The Stolen Party Analysis

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In Liliana Heker’s “The Stolen Party,” Rosaura is invited to Luciana’s birthday party. Luciana’s family was considered to be a rich family with a high class ranking as they are provided with a maid which is coincidentally, Rosaura’s mother. However, through the work of her mother, Rosaura was able to meet Luciana, who seemed liked a charming young girl. Every work day, Luciana and Rosaura would do their homework together while waiting for Rosaura’s mother to finish up. From this eventful meeting, Rosaura continues to spend a lot of time with Luciana and eventually built a friendship with her. This allowed Rosaura an invitation to Luciana’s party for being her friend.
Before Rosaura left for the party, her mother said, “I don’t like you going.
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She helped out with many things for the party. For example, before the party even started she helped out the preparations by carrying a jug of orange juice from the kitchen room to the dining room. From this, it is still questionable about the true motives of the invitation and whether or not she was actually a friend of Luciana. But, soon she was specially hand-picked for being the person to hold the monkey during the magician’s trick. Why the magician picked her seems to be fairly reasonable as she was the most able-bodied person to since she was after, only the daughter of the maid. She wasn’t regarded as an invitee but rather as a worker being employed at the party. Also, the fact of this true intention for the party was also reaffirmed when she was given her “gift” at the end of her party. All of Luciana’s other gifts were given a gift, such as a yo-yo, but instead Rosaura received payment for all the work she has done at the party. If she was like any other of Luciana’s friends, then she should’ve expected to receive a present similar to what the others had been given. However, she was not given an ordinary gift but rather a payment for all the hardwork that she inputted to make Luciana’s party a great party. She was not seen as a friend of Luciana, but instead as the maid’s daughter. In essence, Rosaura was viewed as someone who is used for the party’s

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