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The House of the Spirits Presentation B2G7

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The House
of the Spirits Thank you for your attention! Electrical signal is passed from neuron to neuron

Is faster than chemical synapse

Is used in situations where danger is detected to tell the heart to speed up Electrical Synapse Is the electricity in our bodies the same as the electricity in wires? by: Isabel Allende First Time and Place Enjoy The Show Connections and Experiences Meanings: Time: The progress of time as it affects characters in the story, The House of the Spirits
Place: Location, An actual place or natural setting in which events in the story occur Action Potential Passes an electrical signal along axons in neurons and nerves

Uses a Na+/K+-ATPase (sodium potassium adenosine triphosphatase or sodium potassium pump or just sodium pump) No.

Electricity is a movement of charge.

In wires electrons move along the wire, carrying charge with them.

In neurons, charge is moved in the process of action potential, where a depolarization is moved in a chain from one end of a nerve to the other. By Block 2, Group 7 The Chilean Coup of 1973 Che & Hugo Time and place in relation to text Haciendas became separate societies with the patron as their absolute monarch
Corrupted politics
Patrons bribed peasants to vote for their candidate
Esteban Trueba was a prime example of this extreme power and “absolute ruler”, and he thrived off his assumed authority. Time and place in relation to text “turn of the century politics” in Chile
Up till 1970’s the democratic rule allowed Chile to flourish
Socialist party overthrew the government
Violation of human rights due to the new Socialist leader
Major turn of politics in The House of the Spirits: Socialist party overthrows the conservatives (Esteban’s party). Conservatives then attempt to sabotage the new socialist government.
Many characters including Jaime, Amanda, and Alba are tortured or even killed by the military coup Time: Allende wrote the novel in 1981
Place: written in Venezuela after Allende and her family fled from their home in Chile
The setting (country) in the book is unidentified, allowing the reader to make simultaneous references to many Latin American countries, not only Chile.
Allende creates a reflection of the actual Latin American historical events; the deadly political crises provoked by totalitarian rule. Time and place in relation to text Time and place in relation to text Chile is also known for its destructive earth quakes
In 1939, a devastating earth quake killed 5,600 people, and left people 70,000 homeless
The tragic earthquake in the novel, “removed whole villages, roads, and animals…The salt water from the sea ruined the crops, and fires razed whole regions of cities and towns.” (161-162) Time and place in relation to text Around 1950’s – heavy internal migration
Growing gap between the wealthy upper class and middle/lower class
Wealthier woman embarked on charity projects
“The big house on the corner” is an isolated mansion representing part of the upper class in the city
Ferula Trueba and Clara (who live an upper class lifestyle) devote some of their time to charity for the poor. Time and place in relation to text The average hacienda usually covered more than 1,000 acres
The owner, called the patron, hired mestizo peasants as tenants
The owner resided in a house on the land to watch over the hacienda
Peasants rewarded with slips of paper that they could spend in the general store
Arrangements made them dependent on the Patron
Esteban Trueba rebuilt Tres Marias into a thriving hacienda, where the residents became reliant on him. Time and place in relation to text Chile has great rise in prosperity
Booming of mines – a way for poor men to make a fortune
Esteban Trueba worked in the mines in hopes of supporting his desired life with Rosa In the novel
Clara and Esteban Trueba’s relationship was broken up due to Esteban’s selfishness, causing their family to become split.

Today
Many marriages today are broken up due to divorce causing families to be split. Broken Relationships In the novel
Alba is captured and abused by Esteban Garcia, the communist revolutionist.

Today
Human trafficking throughout the world through the Black Market relates to Alba’s kidnapping. Human Trafficking Political parties in the novel
Republicans vs. Communistic Revolutionists


Political parties today
Republicans vs. Democrats Politics Novel
There is a large class division in both the city and in Tres Marias.

Today
There is still a large class difference between the upper and middle class; however, there is a middle class that somewhat diminishes the gap. Social Classes By: Chris Loper What connections did you find between issues in the work and your own culture and experience? Grandmother, inspiration for Clara, dies early in Isabel’s life
Weak mother, constantly sick
Determined not to be a weak woman
Views herself as a feminist in Chile before the word existed Feminism Born in Peru, 1942
Father: Chilean Ambassador to Peru
Disappeared in 1945
Father’s first cousin: Salvador Allende, Pres. of Chile 1970-1973
Mother remarried ~1955 to diplomat of Bolivia/Beirut- moved between the two often Early Life Attended English private school in Beirut
Mother was uneducated, abandoned by her husband
Fell in love with Miguel at school
Worked to defeat hunger with the UN
Son, Nicolás
Wrote her dying grandfather a letter that evolved into the manuscript Parallels to Book Marries Miguel Frias in 1962
Step-father appointed Ambassador to Argentina, 1970
Military coup of 1973: Augustus Pinochet in power
Hides people on “wanted lists”: including mother, step-father
Ends up on lists herself and flees to Venezuela Young Adult By: Katherine Farris 5:
“How does Isabel Allende’s background affect The House of the Spirits”? Rebecca Lutz Rebecca Lutz The cyclical nature of the book tends to encourage the idea that what happens once will happen again.
Ex. Alba
Karma touches on the superstitious aspect of the culture of Latin America.
Latin American culture is also more relaxed about time- and the book is not told from beginning to end
time is less relevant than what the story is portraying Time Latin American culture
The family- Clara resorting back to her magical escape
Constant change through out the book, inevitable, like the political coup
Fatalismo- term expressing belief that an individual can do little to alter fate Magical Realism What aspects of the work’s technique seem connected to its particular context?
Context: circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea.
Human nature
Political changes
Social changes
Culture The Question Rebecca Lutz The House of the Spirits Human Nature context
Alba relating political change- the change including torture- Allende was distinctly unhappy with Totalitarian government taking over
Esteban Trueba
Through his point of view the social idea of machismo is expressed
Hacienda, social view point of the tenants being lower in
class Point of View Human nature was explored fully within the main family narrating the story.
Esteban and Férula’s actions
Political differences within the family
Esteban finally forced to change his character in the end out of his love to his granddaughter Family Magical Realism
Familial relationships
Time
Point of View shifts Allende’s Techniques More than twenty Latin American republics overthrown, changed to military rule
Singularity Sky & Iron Sunrise by: Charles Stross Other Historical Events A lot of writing based on real life historical events
Magic realism style infuses magic into mundane and not-so-mundane events
Most writing mentions soc pol issues
Themes of violence and love based on experiences in Chile
Originally a journalist, but too biased Isabel Allende: Semi-Historical Style A lot of writing based on real life historical events
Magic realism style infuses magic into mundane and not-so-mundane events
Most writing mentions soc pol issues
Themes of violence and love based on experiences in Chile
Originally a journalist, but too biased Isabel Allende: Semi-Historical Style A lot of writing based on real life historical events
Magic realism style infuses magic into mundane and not-so-mundane events
Most writing mentions soc pol issues
Themes of violence and love based on experiences in Chile
Originally a journalist, but too biased Isabel Allende: Semi-Historical Style and their effects on the writing of:
The House of the Spirits Historical and Political Events Richard Lin 4 1 5 6 3 )
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