Tuesday Siesta Summary

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In Laura B Pryor’s critical article on Tuesday Siesta, she argues that in Colombia in the mid twentieth century good and evil was almost indistinguishable. Instead, there is only powerful and weak. With the corrupt government and drug trade in Colombia at the time this is exactly right. Those who were courageous enough went and took power while those scared to try were left behind without a moment's notice. She also writes about how this is shown through Tuesday Siesta. The priest is supposed to have the power over this poor mother who has just lost her kid but throughout the story this is proven to be wrong. The woman is not phased by the priest and keeps calm without showing any emotion at all the whole story. Pryor’s biggest point in the article is that there are those with power and those too weak to…show more content…
In today’s world there are those who go out, set their minds to something, and do it. These people get power and role of leadership and the public lifts them up. On the other hand there are those who sit around and hope they make it, but do not give it their all and expect something out of it. Overall it does not matter if one’s intentions are good or bad. That does not change the fact that whatever someone puts into a goal, that that is how much they get out of it. When the housekeeper in the story said “He says you should come back after three” (Marquez 108) she does not just accept it and wait until after three. She keeps pushing until the priest gets up and gives her what she wants. Also, as the critical article points out she “never asks for anything” (Pryor 3). Instead of asking, she says what she wants and this demonstrates her power and her place as an adversary to the priest. This is how one must behave in order to get what they want in life. Go out and get it because overall there are only those of power and those of
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