In this essay, we will discuss how magical realism uses elements of real and of magic to create the literary style. At first, we will try to give a background of what magic realism, where it comes from, and how a story can be labelled as such. Alejo Carpentier’s “Viaje a la semilla” and Julio Cortazar’s “La noche boca arriba” will be our focus. The analysis of the two stories will attempt to generalize what elements of real and fantastic are in most, if not all of “lo real maravilloso.”
After reading “Bandido” by Luis Valdez the Majority of time antagonist and protagonist are usually black and white as clear as sky. Unfortunately Luis Valdez creates a complex character call Tiburcio Vasquez of his melodrama, he like a Robin Hood who commit crimes but has respect and kindness to those around him, kind of hard not to root for him to get away. Tiburcio state “The women are not to be hard and no one I repeat no one is to be killed” (Valdez 116). In this play, Vasquez is a notorious California bandit ho commit murder which makes him the antagonist. On the other hand, Vasquez Is the main character he has a kindness and flattering aroma around him which also makes him the protagonist.
A boy named “Juan,” has been a slave ever since he was a child. He is from African descent, but now lives in Spain with his mother. Early in the book, his mother soon dies, leaving Juan all by himself, since his father was not there to support him. Right now, he is owned by a wealthy Madrid women, due to the death of Juan’s mother. This does not last long, because soon she dies too from the plague. Juan has been lucky so far, because his masters were more generous than most.
When viewing the Mexican Revolution, a dichotomy between destruction and creation appears. When it kicked off in 1910, it was in the pursuit of noble goals. But at its core, the Revolution was a rebellion and at the heart of all rebellions is war. And with war comes destruction and death. While the Revolution last for at least a decade and perhaps longer, for the individuals involved life was often, as Thomas Hobbes once wrote, nasty, brutish, and short. Therefore, a question arises: how can creation and destruction find reconciliation in the Mexican Revolution?
After a long fight with Trujillo, three sisters were murdered. “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez is about the Mirabal sisters long and weary fight with the revolution against Trujillo. Trujillo was the dictator for the Dominican Republic from 1930-1961. This essay will address the how they got to joining the revolution , their heroism and fight with the revolution. The Mirabal sisters showed heroism in the face of the Dominican Republic because of their resistance against Trujillo’s regime.
It is quite evident that tyrannical governments often deprive its citizens of their inviolable rights as humans. While some struggle to grasp the gravity of this suppression, Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies provides a way of better comprehending the corruption behind the denial of these entitlements such as freedom of expression, liberty, and no discrimination. In this story, Alvarez intertwines the real life tragedy of the Mirabal sisters with fictional writing to fully connect the reader to the evilness of dictatorships. Her use of characterization and admiring descriptions of the Mirabals lead to her readers being emotionally connected to each sister, prompting a better response to her message. Stressing the immorality behind the oppression of human rights, Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies displays a reverent tone as the heroic actions of the Mirabal sisters against a totalitarian government are described, showing Alvarez’s desire to possess the same courage.
In Michael P.Spradlin’s Into The Killing Seas, two brothers named Patrick and Teddy sneak into a ship and hide in crates. As they wait the ship wrecks and sinks, they get on a piece of wood for safety. They survive the shipwreck but are stranded in an ocean realm and surrounded by ravenous sharks. Not only are they struggling to survive, but a crazed survivor tries to kill them. Not long after, Patrick is nearly killed by a shark when a ship arrives and saves them. They are taken to the hospital and are reunited with their parents. In the end the two brothers survived the
¨Brothers are the guys you stick with and stick up for.” On this road trip the five brothers learned a very valuably in a hysterical way. In the humorous anecdote,Brothers, Jon Scieszka uses comic slang, comic situations, comic wordplay to create humor and to convey the universal truth of sticking with your brothers.
In the novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the narrator sets out on a journey to assemble the remaining pieces of truth surrounding the murder of Santiago Nasar, twenty-seven years after incident. As the narrator recounts the series of facts relating to Santiago’s death, the reader becomes aware of the emptiness, as an accumulation of these informations can’t recreate the event itself. Judging both the narrator’s desire to revisit the past and the foretold events leading up to Santiago’s death, the narrative explores the ways in which the past and the future have an effect upon the present state. The narrator uses the form of a chronicle to organize time into a confined segment, he engages in the nature of time itself and the analysis of the murder.
Brian Doyle is the author of the short story “Joyas Voladoras” which talks about the journey of life through metaphors and different animals as examples. Doyle explores the pain, the happiness, the memories that happen during a lifetime. It helps people understand the value of relationships in life. In the short story “Joyas Voladoras”, Doyle portrays that a relationship makes life worth living.
In his work “The Underdogs”, Mariano Azuela is able to master the spirit of villismo regarding both its theoretic, underlying principles as well as the movement’s subsequent physical manifestations. Though significant characters conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the humble agrarian spirit central to villismo’s origin, characters in this text also exhibit the disruptive, callous behavior that is more characteristic of the federalist forces and dictatorships they aimed to unseat. Moreover, Demetrio’s degenerating understanding of the reason he’s fighting, coupled with his few instances of immorality, symbolizes the collapse of villismo morality into its culminating bandit-ridden reality.
Roberto Bolaño’s Amulet is a carefully intertwined story of Auxilio’s past and present: the memories of a woman amidst the revolutionaries of Mexico, and a woman’s fight for sanity as she remains in the women’s bathroom in the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) during its occupation. The occupation began on September 18, 1968, was followed by the Tlatelolco massacre on October 2, 1968, in which a peaceful student protest ended with the army shooting in the crowd (Doyle). Roberto Bolaño creates a memoir of these protesters via the narration of Amulet, utilizing a manipulation of time and structure, imagery pertaining to loss of teeth and voice, and themes of death associated with the imagery of valleys.
The mirabal sisters protested against trujillo and then they got beat to death by Trujillo men. They protested against trujillo. The mirabal sisters were killed on international day against violence against women. Their death was a conspiracy theory. Trujillo was assassinated six months later. The women were recognized as heroines and legends and individuals in the Dominican Republic. They were beaten to death and were put in a van. They had to make sacrifices for their children. Their dad died because he was tortured and they were very upset. Their father died will trying to protect them. Their dad was very brave and a hero. They recognized in different parts of the world.Minerva showed courage in the story. Patria was very caring
Works of post-modern literature raise questions about life and the human condition. The questions raised by the author not always answered in the text. Juniot Diaz’s novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is an example of this. In the novel the motif of love and violence raises the question, “How closely aligned is love or the lack of it to violence or madness?” The author provides no clear answer to this question and the questions helps to emphasize the meaning of the work as a whole.