"The Stolen Party" and Other Stories

Social Status: A Form of Discrimination in "The Stolen Party" 10th Grade

“No matter your social status or how powerful you feel you are, we are equal, we came by birth and will leave by death” (Love Quotes).

As the quote eloquently states, social justice cannot define individuals of the same intellectual species. This ideology defies the social inequality present in the story,“The Stolen Party” by Liliana Heker. The author uses the general understandings of literary devices in order to reflect the message of social prejudice in the story, based on their suggested meanings. The direct and indirect ways traits of characters are revealed, are based on their words and actions in which attempt to bring reality to Rosaura’s naïve nature. Throughout the story, the reader is entirely aware of Rosaura’s ingenuous mindset that appears to be her tragic flaw or weakness of character. The reader’s generic interpretations of objects or ideas, acquire a specific meaning that represent certain notions related to the profound message of the story. To further explain, the use of characterization, irony, and symbolism, demonstrate the problem within society the author is attempting to bring awareness of. Therefore, Liliana Heker informs the reader of the unaddressed social justice issue of distinction and...

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