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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Cycles of Violence Another aspect of the theme is a direct product of the violence of war: Jeff Hobbs rated it it was ok Apr 24, Isabel Allende Llona is a Chilean-American novelist. I took place in an unknown specified country but if I were to guess it would be somewhere in unrest South America. Arthur added it Dec 12, They meet and apparently all is forgotten and forgiven between the two. When Dulce Rosa rebuilds her house, this act symbolizes strength and resilience — the ability to recover from setbacks or trauma.

For part of our assigned reading we were to read a short exert from called An Act of Vengeance by Isabel Allende. Despite possessing all the factors that should allow him to lead a happy and peaceful life, he cannot escape the guilt he feels for his past. Sabrina marked it as to-read Dec 19, The main aspect of the character is her female dominance in a predominantly male world.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Susan Serota marked it as to-read May 08, And more especially how could she love the man that slaughtered all that she knew when she was just 15? Refresh and try again.


Shelagh Taylor rated it it was amazing Feb 18, Trivia About An Act of Vengeance. 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.

Tadeo himself has been haunted by his acts in the past and wishes to make some vengrance of amends with Dulce. She then kills herself to deny happiness from Tadeo. The literal reconstruction of her home from the rubble to which it had been reduced represents the steps isxbel victims take toward healing their emotional and psychological wounds. So maybe I have all of this all wrong, maybe not, maybe a little of both.

Allende reveals this theme through character development, conflict and symbolism. And to have it all disappear in thin air and give way for love?

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Trish marked it as to-read Jan 07, She is a college actt of literature and composition. For those who fight, the cost of being embedded in battle can harden soldiers against compassion, nostalgia and pity. Allende also alludes to one of the age old theme of love and heartbreak; however she also incorporates the idea of revenge alongside it.

Amanda Duggins marked it as to-read Jan 12, That begs the question: To ask other readers questions about An Act of Vengeanceplease sign up. The character Dulce Rosa symbolizes this long-term aspect of war.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This story of course is more eloquently written than I could ever give justice. Guilt is one of the aspects of the story’s theme — many soldiers in battle commit acts they later regret or are haunted by throughout their lives.


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Short-Term Cost of War The cost of war for soldiers and civilians is felt directly during the war. For many victims of war, in particular those who have lost loved ones to violence, vengeance becomes a recourse for the pain they feel. Isabel Allende’s story “An Act of Vengeance” paints an uncensored picture of its theme: Lisa marked it as to-read Jun 07, The main theme of Isabel Allende’s short story ‘An Act of Vengeance’ is feminine vengeance and the various approaches the main female character Dulce Rosa takes.

In the story, Rosa’s resilience is made stronger by the support of the community who “formed crews to rebuild the house and gave her six ferocious dogs to protect her.

The database based on Word Net is a lexical database for the English Language. Her desire to punish the one who punished her represents the credo of many victims of war in the real world, and the cost is often the perpetuation of violence.

Jasmine rated it liked it Oct 01, The inner conflict of this character — his present versus his past — drives the plot forward.