“The Moths”. (). Helena Maria Viramontes. (February 26, –). Notes. 32 Abuelita: Spanish for “grandma”; common familiar and. The Moths has 33 ratings and 5 reviews. Missy said: For a class assignment, I had the opportunity to read The Moths, by Helena Maria Viramontes. Helena M. Fiction. THE MOTHS AND OTHER STORIES, Helena Maria Viramontes’ stories exploring women’s struggles to overcome the dictates of family, culture, and.
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Alissa rated helea liked it Oct 22, Pine-Sol Original Pine-Sol “There’s a reason this powerful cleaner has been in your family for generations — it works. I enjoy the use of Spanish culture and simplicity of the Spanish language. If you need this or any other sample, we can send it to you via email. I believe the cover sabotages the content. It must disappear in order to reappear for the next day.
The Moths and Other Stories
Derek Cooper rated it it was ok Feb 26, Beyond that, the structures of some individual stories became nigh unworkable. Later the granddaughter talks about the sun and how it cannot shine forever. They’ve made be question symbolism in other stories, shorts and novels. Sep 29, Liz rated it it was ok Shelves: Throughout the story, the grandmother becomes more and more ill, while the narrator becomes more and more responsible.
There was no light at the end of the tunnel in her eyes. I can sense remarkable feminist ideology in this story and also a strong censure of the expectation of women in a patriarchal society. Overall, a fantastic short story collection that I’m glad I had to read and now I want to read more from this author. Before reading this short story, I went in to it not knowing what to expect. Justin Luther rated it liked it Mar 07, Marisela — the narrator’s older sister. DCRD rated it liked it Feb 12, Why is the narrator considered unhelpful to—and even destructive for—her sisters and her immediate family?
Aug 04, Michellepbaca rated it it was amazing. Valerie rated it it was amazing Oct 18, She spends her time watching over her grandmother since her grandmother has always watched over her.
Furthermore she expresses that she is always in trouble and she is used to getting punished for her disruptiveness. Maddi rated it liked it Apr 09, Powerful symbolisms in moths, as the girls washes her dead grandmother’s body, and the setting sun.
Each story hit you with a bang and you had to let that story sit with you for a bit before moving on to the next.
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Aug 30, Maritza rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The short stories here, particularly “The Viramontfs is a good one, capturing the spirit of Mexican life with a touch of magical-realism. Nov 09, Kevin rated it it was amazing.
I’m not a super lazy reader, but “The Long Reconciliation” almost did me i There are, unexpectedly, strong parallels to Dubliners in the way this is structured–the simulation of aging, with stories about young people at the beginning, followed by ambivalence or outright rejection of motherhood, and ending with stories about old men and old women.
I gave this book away before finishing the “re-read.
The Moths (short story)
Prejudice and the social and economic status of Chicanos often form the backdrop for these haunting stories, but their central, unifying theme deals with the social and cultural values which shape women’s lives and which they hlena against with varying degrees of success. Apr 10, Aida rated it liked it. Sep 25, Abby added it.
Overall, a beautiful read. Sep 17, Naz Read Diverse Books rated it it was amazing. Jan 30, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it liked it. The Moths and Other Stories. This is something I am teaching right now.
“The Moths” by Helena Maria Viramontes
The author helnea that if insecurities are not transcended then acceptance and love of others can never be found. Conflicted on the ending of this piece. Leave your email and we will send you an example after 24 hours Be the first to ask a question about The Moths and Other Stories. Sep 29, Julia Gorning rated it really liked it. Too little characterization, setting, cultural influence, stakes.