El eclipse has 22 ratings and 3 reviews. Cuando fray Bartolomé Arrazola se sintió perdido aceptó que ya nada podría salvarlo. La selva poderosa de Guatem . Augusto Monterroso utilizes irony to outline the demise of Brother Bartolomo Arazzola, at the hands of Arazzola’s own arrogance. Instances of. Usman Farooqi, Rebecca Simon, Orr Shalom, Sanjog Bhatti, Daniel Cheng. In the short story “The Eclipse,” Augusto Monterroso uses.

Author: Goltimi Mezik
Country: Malawi
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Technology
Published (Last): 14 May 2015
Pages: 78
PDF File Size: 17.93 Mb
ePub File Size: 16.42 Mb
ISBN: 625-8-12593-430-3
Downloads: 34558
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Negor

His accusations were false because the natives knew the dates of the solar and lunar eclipses from the astronomers of the Mayan community.

Log In Sign Up. When he decides that he no longer wishes to die as a prisoner that is exactly what happens. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. What do you think the Indians “consulted” one another about? Sep 06, Jessica Van Vleet rated it it was amazing. Why did the Mayan Indians kill the Spanish priest?

What analysis do you want your students to do that will further your objectives?

“The Eclipse”- Personification

Open Preview See a Problem? The ironic nature of a priest being hopeless calls into question his faith, but more importantly the purpose of his journey is in question. Want to Read saving…. How would you classify this story? His failure to learn his surrounding area led to his near death in the beginning. Monterroso, known for his ironical style of writing in his stories, did not disappoint again.


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. What concept or theory might be relevant to this analysis? You know they are going to sacrifice you and you have to convince the Indians to stop the sacrifice.

You know their language. Natalia Scarpin rated it really liked it Apr 13, An occurrence where the surface of the sun is completely obscured meant more to Bartolome; it gave him hope to survive again.

This allows for the Europeans, who in fact perceived them as being this way, to be seen by the reader in a negative light.

Marcos Malumbres added it Dec 20, Why do you want to teach this case? 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: Booksearcher rated it liked it Oct 27, Monterroso used irony as a method of showcasing the arrogance put on by Arazzola which ultimately costed him his life although he was certain at a point, he would survive such a tragedy.

Short lecture 15 minutes on the purpose and general background of the case. Books by Augusto Monterroso.

El eclipse by Augusto Monterroso

monteeroso Mat rated it liked it Dec 14, Are any of these ideas relevant today? Dull P rated it liked it Oct 08, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Inma added it Dec 26, What is the central problem in this story? Maria Giovanna rated it it was amazing Apr 01, The powerful Guatemalan jungle had trapped him inexorably and definitively. Refresh and try again.


With such a copious amount of irony, it is as if it were the basis of his story. Mayan Indians and a Spanish priest. How did the Indians know about the eclipses? How would you characterize the end of the story?

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. What perspective s do you want your students to consider the issues from?

El eclipse

His use of irony brings about a sense of humour to the reader and illustrates the haughtiness of Arazzola throughout his tenure being stranded in Guatemala. El eclipse by Augusto Monterroso. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He said a few words which were understood. He saw that a small counsel was set up and waited confidently, not without some disdain.

Who are the Mayans?

Why does the indians want to kill him? Suzannah added it Dec 03, Skip to main content. After braving the journey from Spain to Guatemala Arrazola resigns himself to death.

Florencia rated it it was ok Aug 05, He remembered that a total eclipse of the sun was expected on that day and in his innermost thoughts he decided to use that knowledge to deceive his oppressors and save his life.