Read the short Story “The Eclipse” by Augusto Monterroso. 2. Prepare the set of pre-case questions as a homework. • 3. Question-Based Discussion. • 4. Summary in English: El Eclipse was written by Augusto Monterroso. It takes place in several centuries ago when the Spanish were sending missionaries to the. Augusto Monterroso utilizes irony to outline the demise of Brother Bartolomo Arazzola, at the hands of Arazzola’s own arrogance. Instances of.

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El eclipse

Dull P rated it liked it Oct 08, How would you characterize the end of the story? Suzannah added it Dec 03, Provide evidence to support your claims. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Do you know a real life case that is augusti some way similar to this one? How would you classify this story?

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What is the central problem in this story? Asma Mostafa rated it liked it Dec 07, Julieta Arien rated it it was ok Aug 16, Alejandra Rosa rated it really liked it Nov 07, What did you learn from this story? How do the Indians look at him?


It portrays how Arrazola believed his knowledge of this astrological event would help save his life from a tragic end. He does this when he describes what is happening to Bartolome in the Guatemalan Jungle. As you consider your course of action in response to the situation described above, you also know or believe being a catholic priest the following: Eclupse were the indians going to kill him and where?

When he decides that he no longer wishes to die as a prisoner that is exactly what happens. The powerful Guatemalan jungle had trapped him inexorably and definitively. Thinking he had the upper montergoso, he tried to deceive the natives of an impending eclipse.

Before his topographical ignorance he sat quietly awaiting death.

He saw that a small counsel was set up and waited confidently, not without some disdain. Short lecture 15 minutes on the purpose and general eclise of the case. How did the Indians know about the eclipses? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Natalia Scarpin rated it really liked it Apr 13, His attempt ultimately fails because the natives already possessed knowledge of eclipses thanks to the astronomers of the Mayan community.

He then had an idea he considered worthy of his talent, universal culture and steep knowledge of Aristotle.

El eclipse/ The Eclipse | Spanish Texts Translated

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With such a copious amount of irony, it is as if it were the basis of his story. What do you think the Indians “consulted” one another about? It had only taken the Mayans two hours to decide to continue on with the sacrifice and commit the act.

Eclipsse your opinion, was this action justified?

Instances of irony were plenty as Arazola conceitedly depends on western theory to save his life, along with his sudden will to survive in the Guatemalan wclipse, and the ignorance of the religious missionary of his own religion. However, Monterroso also implies that within that time frame Arrazola had not accomplished anything in order to survive in the Guatemalan terrain or amongst the Mayan people.

Booksearcher rated montertoso liked it Oct 27, Refresh and try again. How is the jungle depicted? Return to Book Page. Have things changed much since the Discovery? What is the discussion you want to have? His failure to learn his surrounding area led to his near death in the beginning. Who are the Mayans?