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A Glass of Milk

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Transcript of A Glass of Milk

By Manuel Rojas
Manuel Rojas
Time period
1890-present
Manuel Rojas Creates a very realistic and touching description of poverty and how one person's act can make a difference
Analysis
A Glass of Milk
Plot
Manuel Rojas Creates a realistic portrayal of a life in poverty by using a
dark tone,
symbolism
limited third-person narrative
In case you fell asleep this is what you missed
A Glass of Milk
Considered one of the finest Latin american writers
Tells stores from his childhood in the slums
1896-1973
Went to school until age 11 in Argentina
Born in Chile and returned there alone to work when sixteen
Father left him and his mother in 1903
Became the director of the Chile press in 1931
Married Maria Baeza and had three children
many new inventions and human advancements
A dark tone
Symbolism
Limited third-person narrative
Thesis:
He does this by using;
Symbolism
Limited third-person narrative
Dark Tone
Tone=
author+text
Mood=
text+reader
"like slave quarters, without light or air, and without the open grandeur of the sea: behind those high, straight walls people lived and died, stunned by the sordid struggle."
Manuel Rojas describes the city near the harbor as:
Hope
nourishment
Life

Milk is considered to be one of the most nutritious foods and some even believe it's a food of the gods
Third person limited point of view is a method of storytelling in which the narrator knows only the thoughts and feelings of a single character, while other characters are presented only externally.
Definition:
The young boy's struggle is presented to the reader very clearly evoking compassion but the other characters are only presented externally making the story more realistic
very violent time, both world wars occurred, and many others
His message to the reader was that one person can make a huge change in someone else life, or even save it.
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