Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Journal Five

In the book The House On Mango Street, the story that was most fascinating to me was without a doubt, "Geraldo, No Last Name". This story was about a young man from outside the United States, that Marin met at a dance club. They danced for a while, and then Geraldo left the club. After his night of dancing with Marin, Geraldo was killed by a hit and run.

The most interesting part of the story is the fact that Marin sat in the hospital for many hours, waiting to find out the fate of someone she barely knew. This story shows that human beings will always care and grieve for one another, despite weather or not they know each other. My favorite sentences from the story are; "the hours and hours, for somebody she didn't even know. The emergency room." (Cisneros 66). Cisneros uses this passage to show that all humans care for one another, despite their knowledge of one anther's life.

The reason for the title being, "Geraldo, With No Last Name", is because the girls never got his last name from him in person, and there was no one at the hospital to confirm his identity. They only knew him as Geraldo. His family had no idea of the accident.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you that is interesting how she stayed in the hospital for a long time not even knowing the person that well.