The role of destiny in "Stolen Party" by Liliana Hecker

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In the short story "The Stolen Party" written by Liliana Heker, a girl's dreams are shattered by the bitter reality of her destiny. Destiny plays a major role in the story. The characters in the short story demonstrate prominent differences in their values and beliefs. Each character displays unique traits. It is these unique traits, which illustrate different aspects of society. Therefore, each character represents a portion of the values and beliefs of today's society. Like society, to some extent, they possess control over their own destinies.

Rosaura is the main character of this short story. The story revolves around her from start to finish. Rosaura is an inexperienced young girl. This story opens with an argument between Rosaura and her mother. Rosaura wants to go to Luciana's birthday party. Luciana is in a wealthy family so Rosaura's mother disapproves of her daughter's attending the party. In the first few sentences the author makes it evident that Rosaura is financially challenged.

Herminia, Rosaura's mother, is aware of this fact and tries to make her daughter aware of this also so that she will not mingle with others of different social status.

Rosaura sees herself as equal to all of the other children at the party and tries to better herself by seeking a way to get out of her low social class. She doesn't see her social class as a problem that prohibits her from making friends. She views herself as an educated young girl, and this education makes her equal to all of the children at the party. She is an innocent child who only sees friendship and nothing else. To some extent Rosaura controls her own destiny, although it could be argued that her social class limited her control. In fact, it could be said that she...