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Essay | Short Stories by Maya Angelou and Liliana Hecker

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Short Stories by Maya Angelou and Liliana Hecker

Summary: Both "Graduation" by Maya Angelou and "The Stolen Party" by Liliana Hecker portray girls who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and have limited opportunities based on their social class. In showing the degree to which these girls can hold on to their hopes and dreams, the stories illustrate that some children can overcome their limitations and maintain hope, whereas others cannot.
Keeping Hope

"Graduation" by Maya Angelou and "The Stolen Party" by Liliana Hecker illustrate that children's opportunities are limited by their background; however some children can overcome these limits and have hope, while others cannot. In "Graduation," Maya is excited to graduate, but when a white man makes his speech, she feels that because she is black she has fewer opportunities. However, in the end, a classmate sings The Negro National Anthem and she gets her hope back. In "The Stolen Party," Rosaura believes is a special guest at a rich girl's birthday party, but at the end Senora Inez does not give her a party favor, but gives her money. This event teaches her that she can never fit in or work with higher class; she will always be under them. Unlike Maya, Rosaura gives up her hope and realizes she...

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