In a child’s world, there is always a lot of imagination. Children create worlds of their own out of their familiar surroundings, despite what adults tell them. The stories “The stolen party” by Liliana Heker and “A handful of dates” by Tayeb Salih share the theme of change in perception of the girl towards her friend’s mother in the stolen party and of the boy towards his grandfather in a handful of dates. In both the topics each authors demonstrates through the little kids that life's experiences, especially as a child, teach important lessons either from the society or itself through their parents. Although both authors share a distinct resemblance, both differs. The little girl in the stolen party suffers the pain given by the society, but the little boy in a handful of dates suffers it from his loved grandfather.
The stolen party is about the young girl, Rosaura, daughter of the maid and is a friend of Luciana, the daughter of Senora Ines, the lady of the house who is Rosaura's mother's boss. Rosaura’s mother tried to get her daughter to realize that you do not live the same lifestyle as Luciana, but Rosaura was blind to that fact and thought that she was a good girl and best friend of Luciana, so she was invited to luciana’s birthday party.
The handful of dates is about the boy who expressed the huge love and admiration for his grandfather. In his mind, he described his grandfather’s appearance as his idol, as the man he wanted to become in the future. He thought that he was loved by his grandfather because he is the most intelligent grandson.
In the stolen party, the party is stolen from the little girl, Rosaura because it's the most wonderful thing she's ever experienced. She feels like she belongs and is a part of this wonderful world, but in the end, she discovers that she was considered the "help"--that maybe that was the only reason she was even invited. All the joy of the party is stolen away in the moment the mother tries to pay her.
In a handful...