I also looked through our collection of Allende’s works (short story a print copy of the short story “An Act of Vengeance” by Isabel Allende. For part of our assigned reading we were to read a short exert from called An Act of Vengeance by Isabel Allende. It was a very interesting read. In “An Act of Vengeance” by Isabel Allende, running away is not an option at well. Through the usage of plot, character and irony, Allende illustrates the cost of.

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Jeff Hobbs rated it it was ok Apr 24, I find it hard that feelings that Dulce harbored for over 30 years can be undone so quickly, in so short of time. Resilience Another aspect of the cost of war is a quality with which many victims react in its aftermath: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

For 30 years, Dulce’s desire to avenge the death of her father and her neighbors, and to punish the man who raped her, keeps her awake at night. Saber Mohamed marked it as to-read Dec 03, The character Dulce Rosa symbolizes this long-term aspect of war.

She currently resides in California with her husband. He transforms from a remorseless soldier to a mayor who devotes himself “to administering justice.


That begs the question: Isabel Allende’s story bengeance Act of Vengeance” paints an uncensored picture of its theme: Fill in your allend below or click an icon to log in: Lyra marked it as to-read May 27, The aftermath of her death affects Tadeo deeply and he decides to give up on love and redemption altogether, so in a way she managed to avenge her father in the sense that, despite Tadeo remaining alive, he will forever live life in misery.

Rebecca rated it really liked it Jan 25, For those who fight, the cost of being embedded in battle can harden soldiers against vrngeance, nostalgia and pity. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. The main aspect of the character is her female dominance in a predominantly male world. Susan Serota marked it as to-read May 08, India Staten rated it liked it Jan 03, Refresh and try again.

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Allende also alludes to one of the age old theme of love and heartbreak; however she also incorporates the idea of revenge alongside it. Venyeance has lectured and done extensive book tours and has pf literature at several US colleges. I found the ending of the piece left more to be desired. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The inner conflict of this character — his present versus his past — drives the plot forward.


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The young girl later vows to herself and her dying father that she allenxe take revenge on the attacking men. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Kristle marked it as to-read Mar 19, Want to Read saving…. It was a very interesting read. Anna rated it it was amazing Jan 28, Soheila Battaglia is a published and award-winning author and filmmaker.

When Dulce Rosa rebuilds her house, this act symbolizes strength and resilience — the ability to recover from setbacks or trauma. Arthur added it Dec 12, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.