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“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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Sincethe unmistakable pine scent has simply meant clean. Viramontes’ writing style will challenge you, as she often changes perspectives in her narrative without explicit transition. Open Preview See a Problem? CeraMakaroni rated it it was amazing May 28, There was no light at the end of the tunnel in her eyes.

Hi there, would you like to get such a paper? Stephanie LW rated it really liked it Dec 28, Too little of not enough. She is very passionate about her culture.

The Moths and Other Stories

No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The tragedy is in Piri’s father calling one of the neighborhood girls a dog because she nailed his son with a ball, and helenw telling his son to “take it like a man.

Jun 16, Mindy rated it liked it. Sure-fire formula for poignant: However, I left it with a new outlook on life and a slight unsettling feeling. With this being said, I recommend The Moths to anyone who enjoys meaningful literature.

I see your point, sure, about weaving time DCRD rated it liked it Feb 12, 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 adolescence to elderly.


Why does the narrator feel “safe and guarded and not alone” when she’s working at Abuelita’s? There is no real karma here–just passing on the shit you’ve been handed.

What does she do in the chapel and how does she feel while there? Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The Moths (short story) – Wikipedia

Teresa — the narrator’s older sister; the narrator hits her on the head with “a piece of jagged brick in [her] sock There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I can sense remarkable feminist ideology in this story and also a strong censure of the expectation of women in a patriarchal society. Though both Helfna and Joyce begin with death as the starting point.

The short stories here, particularly “The Moths” is a tne one, capturing the spirit of Me The old adage “don’t judge a book by its cover” is particularly true with this text.

Great for light reading.

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Marisa Summers rated it it was amazing Oct 23, I gave this book away before finishing the “re-read. Apr 10, Aida rated it liked it. I got to hear the author, Viramontes read from her works at the AP reading last week. Jan 03, Fiorella rated it liked it. Lists with This Book.

Jul 26, Lizzie rated it it was ok Shelves: Is this like or unlike helping her “avoid another fight and another whipping” 33? And the jump cuts between characters, the way we trip on a word and land in another scene or point of view–I stuck with early Joyce for a reason, people.


A at the University of California in A lovely story and certainly worth reading. It must disappear in order to reappear for the next day. After the grandmother has passed, on the granddaughter who felt so distant from her mother, now longs to be with her, to establish a new relationship was born from the death of an old one.

I can sense remarkable feminist ideology in this story and also a strong censure of the expectation of women in a patriarchal The magic realism left me with an unnerving sense of foreboding, but also hope. Dorothy rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Helena Maria Viramontes is an American fiction writer who often expresses the culture of the latino community, along with their struggles and hardship they have to face every single day in society.

To ask other readers questions about The Mothsplease sign up. Want to Read saving…. I did like the difficult narrator, a not-nice teenager who brawls with her family but cares for her dying thee. Refresh and try again. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jul 04, Charles Kato rated it liked it.