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    Isabel Allende’s short story, “The Judge’s Wife,” follows the chaotic affairs of Nicolas Vidal. Before his conception, Vidal’s mother, Juana the Forlorn, undergoes multiple abortion attempts that are barbaric in nature. Clinging onto life, Vidal is later born into a sinister existence that shapes his corruptive behavior. With his father absent and his mother neglecting his rearing, Vidal develops a lack of purpose. In addition, the deformity that causes him to have four nipples further alienates him from normalcy. Owing to this abnormality, Vidal begins his life with a prophecy claiming that a woman will be responsible for his death. Naturally, the prognosis produces a sense of paranoia in Vidal, provoking his choice to isolate himself from…

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    Furthermore, this particularly highlights that victory is not always instantaneous which may be what some people believe. However, this argument can be countered by the narrative "And of Clay are we Created", by Isabel Allende. This can be stressed out when Rolf Carle tries to save Azucena "She did not seem desperate as if an ancestral resignation allowed her to accept her fate. The reporter, on the other hand, was determined to snatch her from death" (qtd.in Allende 3). This quote proves Rolf…

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    “Life is very mysterious and there are many things we don’t know. And there are elements of magic realism in every culture, everywhere. It’s just accepting that we don’t know everything and everything is possible” by Isabel Allende. Relevantly, magic realism was practiced in Latin America, it goes beyond reality to express impossible ideas. During the mid-1900s, an Argentinian author, Jorge Luis Borges, wrote the short story “The Circular Ruins”, this story illustrates the dreams of light and…

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    Stephen Stebner Mrs. McGee H English 9 15 September 2015 Summer Reading Literary Analysis Essay Title During the summer I read the book Zorro by Isabel Allende. This is a story about the development of a true hero and his companions. The infamous character Zorro is apparent throughout the novel, beginning in his young childhood all the way up to his adulthood, while along the way he faces obstacles that test his skills both physically and emotionally. The theme of the story is love, but the…

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    family's horrific and violent past finally catches up to their present allowing each family member to grow. The novel, The House of the Spirits written by Isabel Allende presents the heroine Clara. Clara, a carefree and eccentric girl navigates herself in the world with simplistic and open minded views. Clara who lives in a high financial status never cares for the materialistic world. Clara lives in the spiritual world, always floating somewhere elses never in the present. Clara does not go…

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    He was Powerful and Above All, or So He Thought. The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende, introduce us with characters too fantastic, or too realistic and bring us to the world of magical realism. Throughout the story a reader encounters many of these characters and is wrapped in the story which enables them to see the development of major round characters, such as Esteban Trueba. He is a character that with a few chapters into the book is seen as the evil protagonist. Esteban develops…

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    “Fear is stronger than desire, than love or hatred, or guilt or rage, stronger than loyalty. Fear is all consuming.” In the occurrence of trauma in one’s life fear takes a profound role and utterly shapes one's life. In “Our Secrets” by Isabel Allende, a man and woman, two civil war surviving victims, forever foreigners, stumbled upon each other in the city, finding themselves making love in a room. The fear that has been consuming these two finally implodes in their secrets lies and silences.…

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    Symbolism in the works of literature refers to the use of objects, people, animals, and situations that have other meaning than the literal one used in the story. It creates a certain emotion or mood in the story making the reader understand it better. Symbolism is widely applied in the story Everyday Use by Alice Walker. This paper will explore symbolism in the story Everyday Use which includes the house, quilt, yard and characteristics of some characters. One of the prominent symbols in the…

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    The lives of the Trueba family members are tumultuous ones. The House of the Spirits by Isabelle Allende stretches through over seventy years of time in Chile, providing the political and socio-economic backdrop to the continually fluctuating perspectives of the characters. The first half of the novel sets-up the characters and provide juxtaposition to the second half. Beginning in roughly 1900-1910, the stagnation of life, especially for the wealthy is evident. The dominant political party…

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    The short story, “Letters of Betrayed Love” by Isabel Allende impresses the theme that women can become empowered by becoming independent of oppressive men. Analía is obstinate by nature, and from a young age, she holds her uncle, Eugenio, in great contempt. When Eugenio attempts to lay her life plan before her, out of pure contrariness, Analía “informed her uncle that she was not inclined to follow it” (286). Analía lives in the company of only female adults for a very long time, and likely…

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