In Pat Mora 's House of Houses the chaotic rhythmic motions of life are expressed through the detailed organization of nature and time inside of a whimsical Adobe house as the novel unfolds the stories of her ancestors Trueba's move to Three Marias seems to appease his hunger temporarily, before his monstrous, demanding, and ever growing needs overwhelms him The cycles run throughout the book, but in the epilogue we see how they are beginning to be broken and new cycles are being formed D; horns came out of his head and demonic wings sprouted from his back
Ironically, Esteban himself is the one who proposes the project as a way for Alba to retain her identity should circumstances force her to leave the country in the future, saying that with the record, she'll "be able to take [her] roots with [her]" Clara, who "knows the advantages of silence," does not push the issue or question Blanca's reasons for leaving, acknowledging that Blanca's decision to refrain from speaking of de Satigny is her way of processing that era in her life and pressing forward Two narrators dominate the novel, Esteban Trubea and Alba, his granddaughter. Like most old houses set atop old hills, weather had taken its toll. Isabel Allende, the author of The House of the Spirits, wrote the novel after fleeing her own country. The film tells the story of the Trueba family.
Horses throughout history have been animals that are easily controlled and dominated by humans, abused and constantly worked at the mercy of their owner. This is another indication that the story takes place in Chile since the economy drop matches the one that occurred in Chile. Alba further uses writing as a tool for survival when she escapes the doghouse and enters a concentration camp for women. The story was recounted by a family member trying to remember how the story went. As a result, the women of this novel must navigate their society through their own unique means. Earle's "Literature of Survival: Allende's The House of the Spirits" posits that Clara urges Alba to write "not only to forestall madness by keeping her mind occupied, but to preserve a testimony," and that this method of survival is the "true heart of literature"
Esteban's treatment of his wife and child will warrant no repercussions, so Clara, rather than speaking against him, chooses to punish him directly through her silence.
Some beliefs are made purely on faith. Throughout most of the story his actions would be considered assertive to most readers. Trueba is unable to see past his own experience because he never had the empathy that would allow him to consider someone else's viewpoint, being himself a product and symbol of patriarchal society. She enacts this decision precisely because Clara knows that her silence hurts Esteban more than her words ever could. When people say they see spirits people tend not to believe those people. The story was recounted by a family member trying to remember how the story went.
A small while later, Esteban comes to their home and demands that Blanca marry Jean de Satigny. Clara releasing all the caged birds, imagery which connects the idea of freedom and confinement within Chilean Society. Blanca does not want her child growing up in such an environment so she leaves to be with her mother. He was also trying to convince himself that what he did is not a coward thing to do. Her silence becomes a refuge in which she regains her strength through the power of her stories created by her own voice; she is able to "bury herself so deeply in her story" that she "[overcomes] all her varied agonies," just as her grandmother Clara had during her own life Allende Alba is held captive with many others.
Through writing, she is able to construct the narrative of her life by her own hand. Remember: This is just a sample from a fellow student. Esteban Trueba is a violent patriarch but full of love for his wife Clara. The story is scary on two different levels.
Clara also chooses to be silent when she needs to once again find that inner sense of peace during her difficult second pregnancy. While Allende uses relationships to build upon a character, she also depicts a character's living environment in order to confirm their true soul and lifestyle.
In addition to power over the narrative she has created and some of her spiritual powers, Clara also passes on to Alba the concept of writing to preserve one's sense of self. Esteban Trueba is a violent patriarch but full of love for his wife Clara.
Gabrielle Foreman, in her article "Past-On Stories: History and the Magically Real, Morrison and Allende on Call," refers to this process as Alba becoming "the site of a history which survives, and so nurtures the present" I know this very personally because I live less than yards from one of those haunted places, Marsh Road. Sara E.