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Copy of Seminar Presentation: "And of Clay We Are Created" by Isabel Allende
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Takes place in rural Colombia during the mid 1980s.
USGS: US Geological Survey
"And of Clay Are We Created"
There are many themes present in "And of Clay are we Created" but the major themes are humans are powerless against Mother Nature and Memories/ Reminiscence
Nature cannot be overruled by human nature and its technology or knowledge.
Pushing emotions away displays another person of yourself in the exterior.
Sometimes, events need to be exposed in order to be discovered by the public.
It takes time and patience to heal; in this case, emotionally but physically also.
Analogy: "Rome wasn't built in a day"
Allende, Isabel. “And of Clay Are We Created.”Holt McDougal Literature Grade 10. Eds. Janet Allen et al. Evanston, Il.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co., 2010. 584-595. Print.
Preston, Julia. “Girl, Trapped in Water for 55 Hours, Dies Despite Rescue Attempts.” Holt McDougal Literature Grade 10. Eds. Janet Allen et al. Evanston, Il.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co., 2010. 599-600. Print.
"Girl trapped in water for 55 hours dies despite rescue attempt" also relates the theme that human nature is powerless towards nature itself.
They both also imply that the effects of one action can be deadlier than how they were started.
-Warnings of Geologists ignored
By: Isabel Allende
Point of View:
Told in First person
Clay symbolizes mortality (death)
Entire Piece is an Allegory
Fills Piece with sorrow using descriptons and imagery.
Born In Peru
Niece of President
Forced into Exile
Isabel goes to America
1991 Isabel's daughter died
Advocate of feminism
About the Author:
Story is developed through rescuing Azucena
Wants to save Azucena, but in the process he is reminded of his past.
In love with Rolf Carlé. Gives us an insight of his characteristics and changes he's undergoing
Expensive equipment on scene VS a simple pump
Reserved with emotions
Engages in risky behahavior
Carle emotions change as a reporter because of how Azucena had an impact on his life.
Quote: "She's already too old
for dolls,and I don't know
what would please her."
pg 590, line 116
After a volcano explosion, Rolf Carle, television reporter, uncovered Azucena a girl who got caught up in a pool of clay.
As he consoles her, Azucena also consoles Rolfe Carlé with his heartbreaking past expierences.
She was stuck there for at least three days, two nights of fighting hard to survive.
Azucena dies, leaving Rolfe Carle heartbroken.
Alondra, Vianey, Kristal, Daniel, Vanessa
Quote: "Azuncena...she was not capable of imagining Europe in the years of war. So he could not tell her of defeat, nor of the afternoon the Russians had
led them to the
concentration camp to bury
prisoners dead from
pg. 592 lines 208-212
Quote: "The girl had touched a part of him that he himself had no access to, a part he had never shared with me. Rolf had wanted to console her, but it was Azucena who had given him consolation.
pg 595, lines 279-282
Quote: "I believe that the lens of a camera had a strange effect on him; it was as if it transported him to a different time. When I came to know him better, I came to realize that this fictive distance seemed to protect him from his own emotions."
1A Group 1
Quote: "I called all the important people
in the city, senators, commanders of the
armed forces, the North American
Ambassador, and the president of National
Petroleum, begging them for a pump to
remove the silt, but obtained only vague
Pg 591, lines 130-133
contributes to Azucena's death and prevents Rolf from saving Azucena