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Lilian Hekers The Stolen Party is about a nine-year-old girl named Rosaura who goes to a rich girls party This takes place at a rich girls house where her mother works as a maid Rosaura thinks she is Lucianas friend but at the end finds out that they could never be friends because of social class difference The monkey and the magician represent the same kind of relationship between Rosaura and Senora Ines and that is the monkey and Rosaura are both servants but dont realize it What is really going on is both the magician and Senora Ines are taking advantage of them Symbolism such as the monkey and what the party represents compared to society are used in The Stolen Party Near the middle of the story it is evident how Lilian feels about the social class system She compares the party to the social class and how the rich people are on one side and the poorer people are on the opposite side Heker does not like the social class system and she doesnt want the reader to like it either This story shows how the people in the story are the same but still separated by one big gap and that is class status The first hint to that was when the girl with the bow talked to Rosaura I and Luciana do our homework together said Rosaura very seriously That is not being friends the bow headed girl said 614 In that quote what the girl with the bow said that Rosaura was not a friend of Lucianas just because you do your homework together She did not understand what real friends are She thought that friends were made by the social class you are in which she probably learned from her parents This represents Hekers anger about the social class system and she wants you to see how stupid the class system is Another symbolic element that
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