Quotes From The Great Gatsby By Isabel Allende

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Tone/Mood: “ ... I would use her notebooks to reclaim the past and overcome terrors of my own…” (Page 1) The first page really sets a dreadful tone for the entire book. Isabel Allende uses words like “terrors”, “defenseless”, “mourning”, “powerless”, “indecent”, and “disgust”. I feel as though the ending of the book will as somber as the beginning of it. Excerpt: “But it must have been easier for me than most people, because I’ve never been particularly sociable …” (Page 24) I can relate to this because it would be easy for me to live isolated just like Esteban. I'm not a very social person, I hate parties and all other social events. I, myself like Esteban, am happier when Im not in the presence of other people. Chapter…show more content…
Over time, the Trueba house ends up filled with complicated people, situations and even illegitimate grandchildren. Chapter 4 Quote: "I set my curse on you, Esteban!" Ferula shouted back. "You will always be alone! Your body and soul will shrivel up and you'll die like a dog!" (Page 147) After discovering Ferula in bed with Clara, Esteban throws his sister out of his house and tells her that he will kill her if she ever comes near his family again. Ferula goes while leaving this curse on her brother. Which, in a sense comes back to haunt him. Family: "They buried her in a special plot in the tiny graveyard alongside the abandoned church, at the foot of the volcano, because she had been the patron's wife, in a manner of speaking, since she had given him the only son who bore his name, though not his surname, and…show more content…
I believe Clara knows her daughter will be better off with Pedro Tercero Garcia. Family: “ …he proceeded to explain that he had no particular inclination for married life....” (Page 275) Jean de Satigny explains to Blanca that he had no intentions of having sex with her. He explains to her that he's not interested in being married to, and that they can live together without being intimate. Chapter 9 Foreshadowing: “Alba was born feet first, which is a sign of good luck….. There’s no need to worry about this little girl. She will be lucky and she will be happy." (Page 223) I think Alba will bring a lot excitement into the family despite the her parents forbidden love affair. I think she will brings lot of change for the better in to the both the Trueba and Garcia family. Hopefully the two families will put their differences to the side. Characterization: “The presence of his granddaughter sweetened Esteban Trueba’s character.” (Page 295) Esteban Trueba has a soft spot for his granddaughter, Alba, but that does not bring him any closer to Blanca. In the long run, Esteban and Blanca will both come together for

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