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Stolen Party The short story The Stolen Party written by Liliana Heker was a story about class differences between people viewed through the eyes of a young girl The basic plot of the story is about a the maids daughter Rosaura who goes to a party were she is used as a servant rather than just being a friend of the rich daughter The author writes this story through the perspective of the maids daughter and shows the differences between classes at the birthday party without the daughter realizing it The class difference between the little girl Rosaura is shown through symbolism between her and the magicians monkey at the birthday party Much like the monkey Rosaura is separated from the rest of the people at the party because she is not as wealthy and she is only the maids daughter Rosaura refuses to believe this at the beginning of the story and throughout the party Rosaura finally realizes that she can not break through the classes when the truth is handed out to her by Lucianas mother at the end of the story This story points out the barriers that separate the different classes in our society In the story the author shows this point through symbolism between Rosaura and the monkey Although Rosaura doesnt realize it she and the monkey are being used for the same basic purpose at Lucianas birthday party At the party the monkey is there only to entertain the upper class children whether it wants to or not Rosaura like the monkey is there for the same basic reason which is to serve the upper class children by serving them when they need something When being compared to a monkey at the party Rosaura is very similar to it when dealing with social classes The monkey is separated by a cage which it can not break through and all it can do is follow the
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