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The Roles Of Respect In “Spanglish” And “The Stolen Party

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To dwell in a society, respect is genuinely relevant. It construes the dignity of an individual. Ideally, it is interpreted as a gratitude value of someone or something and several people believe that respect is an act of conduct others with just and kindness. However from some individual’s point of view, it means much more than just an act of appreciation. It is the cornerstone of the social order in which we exist. As seen in the scripts of “Spanglish” and “The Stolen Party,” respect played an influential role of binding relationships between the characters of the story. Respect does not belong to cultures or ethics. It comes from one’s inner feelings and expressed in a form of gratitude. ...view middle of the document...

Mrs Clasky was not much concerned how her husband feels about this act of hers, which subsequently causes lack of trust and respect between the couple. Respect and Trust have always walked alongside each other harmonizing flow of the natural order of relationships.
Respect is also more like a two way street. A person must respect others, to expect respect in return. Vast difference between rich and poor had created animosity amongst the heart of many individuals, but it can be undone by a simple act of respect. In the short story called “The Story Party” written by Liliana Heker, the central character in the shorty story name Rossaura faces hardships regarding respect and casteism. Rossaura belonged to a poor family. Her mother worked as a maid for the bourgeoisies. The landlady’s offspring was her comrade. She always felt she was equivalent as everyone around her and wanted to be treated as such. However, everything shattered when she was summoned at her friend’s party. At the nightfall, every kid in the room acquired presents. She expected that she...

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