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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Jena Lucas rated it really liked it Oct 02, Shelagh Taylor rated it it was amazing Feb 18, For 30 years, Dulce’s vengeannce to avenge the death of her father and her neighbors, and to punish the man who vegneance her, keeps her awake at night. Allende reveals this theme through character development, conflict and symbolism. Kristen added it Dec 27, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Cecilia Lauenstein marked it as to-read Apr 15, The inner conflict of this character — his present versus his past — drives the plot forward.

An Act of Vengeance by Isabel Allende

Lizbeth MB marked it as to-read Jul 27, 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, Trish marked it as to-read Jan 07, They meet and apparently all is forgotten and forgiven between the two. Allende, who writes in the “magic realism” tradition, is considered one of the first successful women novelists in Latin America.


This cost includes the short-term and long-term impact war has on soldiers and civilians, the guilt to which it can lead for crimes committed, and the desire for vengeance it can produce in its victims.

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Theme of the Short Story “An Act of Vengeance”

venteance Kristle marked it as to-read Mar 19, India Staten rated it liked it Jan 03, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This site uses cookies.

Want to Read saving…. Jeff Hobbs rated it it was ok Apr 24, vengeabce It was a very interesting read. I find it hard that feelings that Dulce harbored for over 30 years can be undone so quickly, in so short of time.

Horst rated it really liked it Sep 26, Anne Dahle marked it as to-read Jun 03, Amy rated it really liked it Apr 10, Jung Hae a,lende it as to-read Nov 14, She has written novels based in part on her own experiences, often focusing on the experiences of women, weaving myth and realism together.

Samantha rated it really liked it Nov 20, The young girl later vows to herself and her dying father that she will take revenge on the attacking men. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: She is a college professor of literature and composition. Candy marked it as to-read Sep 19, This story of course is more eloquently written than I could ever give justice.


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. Lyra marked it as to-read Vnegeance 27, Saber Mohamed marked it as to-read Dec 03, For those who fight, the cost of being embedded in battle can harden soldiers against compassion, nostalgia and pity. Refresh and try again. Despite possessing all ot factors that vegneance allow him to lead a happy and peaceful life, he cannot escape the guilt he feels for his past.

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Her desire to punish the one who punished her represents the credo of many victims of war in sn real world, and the cost is often the perpetuation of violence.