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“The Moths”. (). Helena Maria Viramontes. (February 26, –). Notes. 32 Abuelita: Spanish for “grandma”; common familiar and. The Moths has 33 ratings and 5 reviews. Missy said: For a class assignment, I had the opportunity to read The Moths, by Helena Maria Viramontes. Helena M. Fiction. THE MOTHS AND OTHER STORIES, Helena Maria Viramontes’ stories exploring women’s struggles to overcome the dictates of family, culture, and.

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Mariana rated it really liked it Jun 13, MJ Patterson rated it it was amazing Mar 05, Overall, a beautiful read. A at the University of California in I gave this book away before finishing the “re-read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Dorothy rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Too little characterization, setting, cultural influence, stakes. There was no light at the end of the tunnel in her eyes. Why does the narrator feel “safe and guarded and not alone” when she’s working at Abuelita’s?

BK Bellefeuille rated it it mots amazing Apr 07, Paperbackpages. The stories throughout this book was very poetic and told in a beautiful way.

The Moths (short story)

These are stories are much more real than so many of those stereotypical tales that tend to sell big. Powerful symbolisms in moths, as the girls washes her dead grandmother’s body, and the setting sun.


Conflicted on the ending of this piece.

Many people love Sandra Cisneros’ House on Mango Mothz, but they don’t particularly move or stir my soul. A poignant piece about a tomboyish fourteen-year-old girl with big hands and her ‘abuelita’ grandmother whom she dearly loved and who dies of cancer.

Analysis of Central Idea in Helena Maria Viramontes’ “The Moths” Essay

There is no real karma here–just passing on the shit you’ve been handed. The narrator, who felt distant from her mother, was now longing to be with her, in which a new relationship was born from the death of this old one.

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The Moths and Other Stories by Helena María Viramontes

Teresa — the narrator’s older sister; the narrator mafia her on the head with “a piece of jagged brick in [her] sock Notice the description of the narrator’s visit to the chapel 34, This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat Overall, a fantastic short story collection that I’m glad I had to read and now I want to read more from this author.

Kc rated it it was amazing Jun 01, Nov 09, Kevin rated it it was amazing. Sure-fire formula for poignant: Carlos Lizarraga rated it really liked it Mar 01, The story is a first-person narrative of a Latina granddaughter reminiscing about her relationship between her family, most especially her grandmother, when she was a teenage girl.

Dec 21, Andy Lee rated it really liked it Shelves: The young 14 year old girl, who narrates the story, has many quarrels with her sisters and parents over her tomboy manner and their lack of acceptance. Ramon Guerra rated mxria liked it Feb 07, To view it, click here.


How about make it original?

Mar 09, Jacqueline rated it it was amazing. And the jump cuts between characters, the way we trip on a word and land in another scene or point of view–I stuck with early Joyce for a reason, people.

The Moths by Helena María Viramontes

There are, unexpectedly, strong parallels to Dubliners in the way this is structured–the simulation of aging, with stories about young people at the beginning, followed by ambivalence or outright rejection of motherhood, and ending with stories about old men and old women.

Be the first to ask a question about The Moths and Other Stories. I love this collection of short stories. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mar 01, Missy rated it liked it. Justin Luther rated it liked it Mar 07, She received her B.

I liked that the story was not about her difficulty, trying to cure or redeem her. Calyssa rated it it was ok Nov 23,