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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No trivia or quizzes yet. Jacqueline marked it as to-read Feb 27, Karen added it Apr 30, India Staten rated it liked it Jan 03, So maybe I have all of this all wrong, maybe not, maybe a little of both. Rookmin marked it as to-read Jun 03, Lizbeth MB marked it as to-read Jul 27, Susan Serota marked it as to-read May 08, Books by Isabel Allende. Amanda Duggins marked it as to-read Jan 12, Sasha added it Feb 22, Candy marked it as to-read Sep 19, The girl survives the ordeal and refuses to be put under or have pity and eventually the event is forgotten to all but herself.

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References Library of Congress: Cecilia Lauenstein marked it as to-read Apr 15, Sabrina marked it as to-read Dec 19, 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. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.


I find it hard that feelings that Dulce harbored for over 30 years can be undone so quickly, in so short of time. This site uses cookies. 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.

I took place in an unknown specified country but if I were to guess it would be somewhere in unrest South America. The inner conflict of this character — his present versus his past — drives the plot forward.

When the incident occurs, Rosa’s neighbors advise her to move away from the area and go and live with her godmother where she can start again with nobody gossiping about her ordeal. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Q. Where can I find an online copy of “An Act of Vengeance”?

Horst wct it really liked it Sep 26, Kristle marked it as to-read Mar 19, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. They meet and apparently all is forgotten and forgiven between the two. The man in question is the character Tadeo who she plans to murder for her father, however we discover that she unexpectedly begins to fall in love with him.

Celeste marked it as to-read Jul 15, Amy rated it really liked it Apr 10, It was a very interesting read. Depending on which text editor you’re pasting into, you might have to add the italics to the site name.


Thirty years later the once young woman, Dulce Rosa, has not forgot her hatred and vengeance vowed upon Tadeo. Isabel Allende Llona is a Chilean-American novelist. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Email required Address never made public. Jolien Swerts rated it really liked it Nov 04, Jeff Hobbs rated it it was ok Apr 24, She has written novels based in part on her own experiences, often focusing on the experiences of women, weaving myth and realism together.

For many victims of war, in particular those who have lost loved ones to violence, vengeance becomes a recourse for the pain they feel. Refresh and try again. Chris rated it really liked it May 16, The qct aspect of the character is her female dominance in a predominantly male world.

However, she refuses to leave the town and continues on with her life within the ruins of her father’s home. Kym Bethea marked it as to-read Mar 28, Samantha rated it liked it Nov 01, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.