Analysis Of The Short Story 'Geraldo No Last Name'

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When I was about 7 years old I would walk around Holland and I would see a homeless man at the corner of every street holding a sign that read “Anything helps God bless”. I felt sad because there was little I could do as I was only 7 years old and had no money to give,but one day as me and my family were walking I saw a green piece of paper on the ground. I picked it up, and as I unfolded I noticed it was a one dollar bill. The first thing that came to mind was to buy candy at the store,but something came to mind. What about if I walked to the corner of the street and give the homeless man the dollar,so I walked down the street and handed the bill to the man. He smiled and said “thank you”.That night I had a good feeling,the type of feeling a person has when you accomplish something. By giving the man the dollar it gave me the motivation to be caring to everyone. Caring for people can hurt us or be good to us. The characters Marin from “Geraldo No Last Name” and Finley from the novel Boy 21 are both caring because they both worry about someone that in their hearts and care about what happens to them. In the short story “Geraldo No Last Name” by Sandra Cisneros , Marin,one of the main characters, shows she's caring by sticking by next to Geraldo though multiple struggles and events. One example of how Marin is caring is when she finds out Geraldo was involved in a Hit and Run she doesn't leave him alone. According to the story “How was she to know she’d be the last one

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