“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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The shift in voice in each stories presents the reader with a different perspective of the characters, demonstrating the multiplicity of the individual, mostly Chicana women whose ages range from marai to elderly. How about make it original? I was re-reading some of the stories in this book, and it is really good stuff.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Return to Book Page. Mos I love this collection of short stories. The granddaughter cries and sobs marix the tub with her grandmother until her sadness transformed into relief. Nov 09, Kevin rated it it was amazing.

Sure-fire formula for poignant: May 10, Maythee rated it it was amazing. Alissa rated it liked it Oct 22, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Oct 17, Kara rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem?

In the beginning of the story, the narrator holds a rather negative attitude towards life. Helena Maria Viramontes born February 26, is an American fiction writer and professor of English. Jul 26, Lizzie rated it it was ok Shelves: I see your point, sure, about weaving time Zainab Tapal rated it it was ok Nov 15, Viramontes’ writing style will challenge you, as she often changes perspectives in her narrative without explicit transition.


With this being said, I recommend The Moths to anyone who enjoys meaningful literature. Hi there, would you like to get such a paper? She just was herself. Andrea rated it really liked it Jan 19, Under the Feet of Jesus. Furthermore she expresses that she is always in trouble and she is used to getting punished for her disruptiveness. She spends her time watching over her grandmother since her grandmother has always watched over her. Hekena Answer is very helpful for Us Thank you a lot!

Jan 13, C rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Lulu is Awesome rated it it was amazing Oct mohts, We’ll occasionally send you account related and promo emails. Her voice lends some strong and dark imagery, but for me the story didn’t build enough to have many places to settle upon.

The Moths by Helena María Viramontes

Retrieved from ” https: How is helping Abuelita with root hhelena like or unlike helping her through a terminal illness? How is this an appropriate or inappropriate description of the narrator as we see her throughout the short story? Jul 04, Charles Kato rated it liked it. Marisela — the narrator’s older sister. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Through her grandmother she becomes tye of her own desire to love and embrace others.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Is it logical or surprising that she goes to church to look for it? This requires the reader to be constantly engaged in the narrative — rereading is strongly encouraged for full appreciation of each story.

Magical realism that really, viramnotes disturbed me towards the end.

The Moths and Other Stories

Sincethe unmistakable pine scent has simply meant clean. Maddi rated it liked it Apr 09, Marisa Summers rated it it was amazing Oct 23, The story is a first-person narrative of vjramontes Latina granddaughter reminiscing about her relationship between her family, most especially her grandmother, when she was a teenage girl.

This is something I am teaching right now. The magic realism left me with an unnerving sense of foreboding, but also hope. Izzybel Munoz rated it really liked it Dec 27, She is very passionate about her culture. Sep 29, Liz rated it it was ok Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Apr 10, Aida rated it liked it. I’m not a super lazy reader, but “The Long Reconciliation” almost did me in.

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