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The Stolen Hour In the story of The Stolen Hour by Lillian Hecker she tells us an interesting story of a young girl and her experiences that could change her for the rest of her life The young girl named Rosaura is the daughter of a servant that works for a wealthy family but young Rosaura does not see herself as poor and insignificant She believes she is just as good as everyone else Although Rosaura is not a part of the same social and economical category as the people at the party she doesnt see herself in the light until an event in the story takes place and she begins to distinguish herself in a way that is completely opposite of what she thinks at the stories beginning All of Rosauras young life she is constantly told who she is and of her irrelevance compared to that of the rich people As she is getting ready to go to the party to see her friends her mother says You know who you are to them The Maids daughter thats what Hecker handout After being told over and over by others who you are sometimes we feel limited as to what we may be able to become In everyday life my friends parents are doctors and all of his life others have told him that he would become a doctor Just as Rosaura is often told of her place and of her options he too felt the pressure of his surroundings to conform to what others thought he should be Rosaura at the party is told she is not even a friend to the girl having the party but again she is called the daughter of an employee Hecker handout The ending of the story reveals many instances that make Rosaura actually realize herself and what is going on around her the entire time at the party in this moment when she receives the
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