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How does the book "Of Love and Shadows" portray political violence?
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Francisco and Irene were working on a story about a faith healer in unnamed Latin American community. They accidently discovered the secret burial ground of the police assassins, Irene is shot and the pair is in constant danger of being killed by the authorities. The oppressive regime which the two lovers stumble upon infiltrates every level of the text. An example of the suspense is evident in the wonderful storytelling of Allende, “If they were caught they could expect a bullet in the head, and a quick burial on the spot. People died for far less.” (pg 194) As a reader we can easily see the effect of the autocratic militarian government on the people.
Posted by ladyvols1 on December 10, 2008 at 1:32 PM (Answer #1)
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