I also looked through our collection of Allende’s works (short story a print copy of the short story “An Act of Vengeance” by Isabel Allende. An Act of Vengeance Isabel Allende On that glorious noonday when Dulce Rosa Orellano was crowned with thejasmines of Carnival Queen, the mothers. For part of our assigned reading we were to read a short exert from called An Act of Vengeance by Isabel Allende. It was a very interesting read.

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She has lectured and done extensive book tours and isael taught literature at several US colleges. Despite possessing all the factors that should allow him to lead a happy and peaceful life, he cannot escape the guilt he feels for his past.

For 30 years, Dulce’s desire to avenge the death of her father and her neighbors, and to punish the man who raped her, keeps her awake at night.

Rookmin marked it as to-read Jun 03, Guilt is one of the aspects of the story’s theme — many soldiers in battle commit acts they later regret or are haunted by throughout their lives.

She has lectured and done extensive book tours and has taught literature at s Isabel Allende Llona is a Chilean-American novelist. Allened the theme of vengeance running through the story, the stereotypical solution would be to murder Tadeo for her father; however she ends up killing herself instead. For part of our assigned reading we were to read a short exert from called An Act of Vengeance by Isabel Allende.

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An Act of Vengeance by Isabel Allende

The main aspect of the character is vengaence female dominance in a predominantly male world. And more especially how could she love the man that slaughtered all that she knew when she was just 15? This book is not yet featured on Listopia. When Dulce Rosa rebuilds her house, this act symbolizes strength and resilience — the ability to recover from setbacks or trauma.


The literal reconstruction of her home from the rubble to which it had been reduced represents the steps some victims take toward healing their emotional and psychological wounds. It starts out as a congressman villa being invaded and attacked by a guerrilla band of men vengeaance which is lead by a man called Tadeo Cespedes.

She has written novels based in part on her own experiences, often focusing on the experiences of women, weaving myth and realism together. Jasmine rated it liked vebgeance Oct 01, Her desire to punish the one who punished her represents the credo of many victims of war in the real world, and the cost is often the perpetuation of violence.

Jeff Hobbs rated it it was ok Apr 24, Anna rated it it was amazing Jan 28, Short-Term Cost of War The cost of war for soldiers and civilians is felt directly during the war.

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Marta Weeks marked it as to-read Jan 25, Amy rated it really liked it Apr 10, The main theme of Isabel Allende’s short story ‘An Act of Vengeance’ is feminine vengeance and the various approaches the main female character Dulce Rosa takes.

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The cost of war for soldiers and civilians is felt directly during the war.

An Act of Vengeance

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Kristen added it Dec 27, However, she refuses to leave the town and continues on with her life within the ruins isabep her father’s home. Books by Isabel Allende. Allende also alludes to one of the age old theme of love and heartbreak; however she also incorporates the idea of revenge alongside it.

Jacqueline marked it as to-read Feb 27, Lisa marked it as to-read Jun 07, I only know of one extreme one could say, I have never known such extreme hatred.

What Is The Theme In The Short Story An Act Of Vengeance By Isabel Allende?

She currently resides in California with her husband. Resilience Another aspect of the cost of war is a quality with which many victims react in its aftermath: References Library of Congress: Figurative Language in “The Doll’s House”.

I find it hard that feelings that Dulce harbored for over 30 years can be undone so quickly, in so short of time. Celeste marked it as to-read Jul 15, Jena Lucas rated it really liked it Oct 02, The girl survives the ordeal and refuses to be put under or have pity and eventually the event is forgotten to all but herself.

Unfortunately, this desire for revenge merely continues the cycle of violence. I found the ending of the piece left more to be desired.

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