Both Stories Bestow Us Characters for Whom the Reader Feels Sympathy for. the Statement Is Accurate in That Both Rosaura from “the Stolen Party” and Njoroge from “the Martyr”

Topics: The Reader, Reader, Birthday Pages: 2 (551 words) Published: September 17, 2008
Both stories bestow us characters for whom the reader feels sympathy for. The statement is accurate in that both Rosaura from “The Stolen Party” and Njoroge from “The Martyr” deserve our Sympathy as they are both victims.

Both characters deserve our sympathy as they are all affected by class distinction. The title, “The stolen party” itself foreshadows the ending of the story and builds up tension. Rosaura in “The Stolen Party” is affected by her simply not knowing the verity that she would be affected by her going to the party, regardless of her mother revealing her the veracity and consequences of her going to the party. Although before her entering the party, Rosaura gives her skirt a “slight toss” This emphasizes her acute confidence in entering the party, as Rosaura assumes everything will be lovely. During the party everything appears to be very well to her eyes, as she thinks all the small little tasks, “Hotdogs”, “Orange Juice” and “ The cutting of the birthday cake” given to Rosaura by Senora Ines, which boost her confidence, thinking she is responsible and feeling like a higher class person although the reality is that she is being used. Before the climax, Rosaura’s mother is highly apprehensive as they both reach the Climax, which is when they meet Senora Ines. When Senora Ines reaches out for the bill, this builds up even more tension causing, and then when she gives out the bill, standing “Motionless” This is the last advent of Sympathy and at simultaneously the ultimate sympathy felt by readers. towards Rosaura in “The Stolen Party”

In “ The Martyr” The technique that contrasts from “The stolen Party” is satire, which are used by the ignorance of two characters Mrs. Smiles and Mrs. Hill. Other techniques that vary from “The Stolen Party” are use of italics, inverted columns, dialogue and parenthesis. Although there is a high difference in where the story takes place in “The Martyr” which is during the time of colonialism in Africa where...
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