Essays on Machismo

How the ‘fuku’ is an obstacle to happiness for characters in Oscar Wao
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao has attained both popular and critical acclaim. The novel is a melange of several interesting stylistic features. It brings social history, science fiction and magical fantasy all together in an experimental narrative form. The copious use of footnotes and imaginative asides are also notable. The novel is also an exposition on Dominican culture, especially with respect to notions of masculinity. It is held in Dominican culture that supernatural curses (fukus) and remedies (zafas)…...
CharacterCultureEmotionHappinessLifeLiterature
Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits and Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ Chronicles of a Death Foretold
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World Literature Essay: “In what ways is the behavior of Transito Soto in Isabel Allende’s « The House of the Spirits » and Angela Vicario in Gabriel Garcia Marquez « Chronicles of a Death Foretold », significant to the development and outcome of the story ?” The character of Angela Vicario in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “Chronicles of a Death Foretold” as well as the character of Transito Soto in Isabelle Allende’s “The House of the Spirits” plays a crucial role…...
Chronicle Of A Death ForetoldMachismoMarriageNovelViolence Against Women
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How the ‘fuku’ is an obstacle to happiness for characters in Oscar Wao
...An important clarification need to be made with respect to the science fiction and magical elements in the style. While they provide a narrative framework as well as the aesthetic flavour to the novel, they do not detract from the basic socio-histori...
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