Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Journal 5: Geraldo No Last Name
One of the stories that has stood out to me the most is "Geraldo No Last Name." In the story, we hear about a young hispanic man who Marin meets one night at a dance. Unfortunately, there is an accident that night and by coincidence alone, Marin becomes the last person to see Geraldo alive. I like this story because I find it interesting how Cisneros uses such beautiful language to describe something so sad. She introduces us to Geraldo and turns it into such a sad story, but describes him in such a nice way. "Geraldo. That's all. Green pants and Saturday shirt. Geraldo. That's what he told her." (Cisneros 65) For Marin, Geraldo was nothing more than someone to dance with, but he dies that night.