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And of Clay Are We Created

I would argue that the three main themes in And of Clay Are We Created­ are the power of nature, loyalty, and helplessness. The power of nature is evidenced in the situation that young Azucena has...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2021, 12:08 pm (UTC)

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Rolf Carlé is a dedicated reporter who is one of the first to reach the tragic scene of Azucena, who was stuck in the mud and debris after a sudden natural disaster. Rolf Carlé is a professional...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2017, 4:19 pm (UTC)

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And of Clay Are We Created

Part of the anthology The Stories of Eva Luna, "And of Clay Are We Created" is a short story by Isabel Allende about a reporter who tries to save a victim of a volcanic eruption. Rolf Carlé reports...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2012, 7:09 am (UTC)

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Like most stories, this story seems to have many different and varying themes. Clearly one of the key topics of the story concerns the relationship between Azucena and Rolf Carle, and the way in...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2010, 3:58 am (UTC)

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The narrator in this story is Rolf Carlé's lover. She is miles away while Rolf is attempting to calm and comfort the young woman who has become stuck in a mudpit in the aftermath of an earthquake....

Latest answer posted October 18, 2020, 2:02 pm (UTC)

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Two symbols that appear at various points are the tire and television. Rolf becomes very involved with Azucena’s survival and hopeful rescue. He tries various tactics to release her from the mud,...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2018, 7:14 am (UTC)

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Isabel Allende herself wrote a lot about the true historical experience that inspired this amazing story. Above all, what inspired Allende to write this tale was the figure of Omaira Sanchez, who...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2011, 7:58 pm (UTC)

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Because of the tragedy that surrounds Azucena, much of the imagery seeks to help readers visualize this young girl and therefore experience the depth of loss in Rolf Carlé experiences. The initial...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2019, 12:35 am (UTC)

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In the beginning, Rolf approaches the story as he would any other. When he arrives on the scene by way of helicopter, he begins to deliver the story in his typical calm demeanor. The narrator...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2019, 12:24 pm (UTC)

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In the beginning, Carle personally covers all things that happen to Acuzena. He films the people who find her and the first people who try to rescue her. Eventually, he puts aside his gear to join...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2018, 7:55 pm (UTC)

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And of Clay Are We Created

This is an excellent question that arrives at the heart of this tale that stresses the inherent fragility of mankind. Examining the relationship between Rolf and Azucena reveals that Rolf...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2010, 9:34 am (UTC)

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And of Clay Are We Created

In the short story “And of Clay We Are Created” by Isabel Allende the reader experiences foreshadowing of Rolf Carlé’s past at the end of the first paragraph. And every time we saw her on the...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2016, 7:26 pm (UTC)

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And of Clay Are We Created

In the short story "And of Clay Are We Created" by Isabel Allende, the author describes the horrific disaster of "an avalanche of clay, stones, and water" that descends upon a town, burying...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2021, 5:16 pm (UTC)

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Isabel Allende describes scenes of devastation in her short story “And of Clay We are Created.” Despite warnings of an impending volcanic eruption, people in small mountain villages in Brazil...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2016, 7:08 pm (UTC)

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And of Clay Are We Created

Isabel Allende's short story "And of Clay Are We Created" is based on a real natural disaster that took place in 1985 when Columbia's Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupted, which destroyed thirteen...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2018, 12:27 pm (UTC)

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And of Clay Are We Created

This story is incredibly powerful, and though in some ways the story is about Rolf more than it is about Azucena, it's her character that carries the emotion and power of the story. One of the most...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2018, 8:55 pm (UTC)

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And of Clay Are We Created

One way to interpret the title of the story is in light of the Biblical account of the creation of Adam: And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2017, 10:36 am (UTC)

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Isabel Allende’s word choice, or diction, in the first paragraph of “And of Clay We Are Created” immediately sets the tone of despair and destruction for the short story. In that vast cemetery...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2016, 1:03 am (UTC)

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There are several reasons why Rolf Carle tries so desperately to keep Azucena alive. First of all, Rolf had a sister who died from abuse. Katharina was disabled, and Rolf would hide her to avoid...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2016, 6:53 pm (UTC)

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This is a fairly straightforward question, alluding to the final line of the first paragraph of the story: “And every time we saw her on the screen, right behind her was Rolf Carlé, who had gone...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2016, 6:38 pm (UTC)

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A conflict is a battle between two opposite forces in a story. The struggle is typically between the protagonist and the antagonist, but there can be many different types of conflicts. Common...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2015, 8:25 am (UTC)

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After the volcano eruption buries the village in which Azucena lives, rescuers find her mired in mud with only her head sticking out. She is stuck in a hole that is also filled with water making it...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2016, 5:25 pm (UTC)

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And of Clay Are We Created

Chilean writer Isabel Allende wrote the short story "And of Clay Are We Created" based on the Armero tragedy in Colombia, which was a volcanic eruption in 1985. Omayra Sanchez was a real...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2019, 2:37 pm (UTC)

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The key events of this excellent short story concern Rolf Carle's arrival at the disaster zone, his discovery of Azucena, the young girl who is trapped in a pit of water and cannot get out, and...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2013, 6:14 am (UTC)

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At the end of the story, Azucena dies and slides into the mud pit where she has been trapped after the volcano eruption. After spending three days in the mud and water, Azucena dies of hypothermia...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2016, 9:04 pm (UTC)

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In Isabel Allende’s short story And of Clay are we Created, inspired by the devastating 1985 mudslides precipitated by a volcanic eruption that wiped out entire villages, burying thousands of...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2014, 4:16 pm (UTC)

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And of Clay Are We Created

In a work of literature, the falling action can be defined as that part of the plot that takes place right after the climax and just before the very end. In "And of Clay Are We Created" the climax,...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2018, 10:43 am (UTC)

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And of Clay Are We Created

The short story "And of Clay Are We Created" by Isabel Allende takes place during a horrific disaster. A volcano erupts, and its heat melts snow on the side of the mountain, releasing tons of...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2020, 3:52 pm (UTC)

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There are several descriptions of the President that represent Allende’s disdain for the President’s lack of action to help his people. First of all, he is physically described as “visiting” the...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2016, 6:29 pm (UTC)

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And of Clay Are We Created

The setting of "And of Clay Are We Created" is a Latin American village that has been devastated by a volcanic eruption. The resulting clay, debris, and water have buried and trapped thousands of...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2020, 6:48 pm (UTC)

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Isabel Allende addresses media portrayal of human tragedy in her short story “And of Clay We Are Created.” For many, it is human nature to identify with tragic events, and often, the media is the...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2016, 12:21 am (UTC)

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And of Clay Are We Created

Rolf Carle, the protagonist of the story, makes repeated requests for a pump to drain the water that surrounds Azucena, a little girl trapped by a mudslide. But somehow, the pump never arrives. At...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2021, 8:14 am (UTC)

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And of Clay Are We Created

Mood in literature, the emotional setting of a narrative, is created through the use of several elements: setting, conflict, attitude of the narrator, portrayal of characters, authorial voice....

Latest answer posted September 19, 2014, 6:19 pm (UTC)

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Of all the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste) the sense of taste is the one that is described the least in the story. There are, however, some references to food and drink. For example,...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2020, 8:39 pm (UTC)

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In Allende's short story "And of Clay Are We Created," Rolf Carlé is portrayed as a dedicated reporter who is one of the first to arrive on the scene following the earthquake. Rolf Carlé discovers...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2020, 4:25 pm (UTC)

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In “And of Clay Are We Created,” the narrator at first describes Carlé as a very calm and levelheaded news reporter. “Fear seemed never to touch him,” she says, though this is not necessarily...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2016, 5:57 pm (UTC)

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And of Clay Are We Created

Rolf Carle is a reporter who is sent on assignment to take pictures and report on the rescue attempts to save thirteen-year-old Azucena, a girl who is entrapped in a mud pit due to a volcanic...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2020, 4:45 pm (UTC)

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When considering why this character might be called Lily, we need to consider two things: the role the character plays, and the standard symbolism associated with flowers and especially lilies....

Latest answer posted May 16, 2008, 2:29 am (UTC)

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In this short story, the narrator watches her lover and television reporter, Rolf Carlé, cover the tragic situation following a devastating earthquake in Colombia, where a young girl named Azucena...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2018, 6:28 pm (UTC)

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And of Clay Are We Created

Rolf Carlé arrives shortly after the volcano explodes, which has left the surrounding environment in ruins with thousands of people and animals buried underneath tons of debris and mud. He ends up...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2018, 10:29 pm (UTC)

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As Rolf is comforting Azucena, he begins to remember his life when he was a child. He remembers images of his father’s boots and legs, and his father removing his belt and “whipping it in the air...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2016, 6:03 pm (UTC)

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We learn that Rolf Carle is Austrian when he tries to sing a lullaby to Azucena. During WWII, the Russians liberated Austria and Nazi concentration camps located there. The Russians made Rolf bury...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2016, 9:24 pm (UTC)

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In Isabel Allende’s short story “And of Clay We Are Created,” Eva Luna, the narrator, provides a heartfelt description of the news reporter, Rolf Carlé. Eva is left behind as Rolf travels to a...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2016, 10:39 pm (UTC)

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The climax of a short story usually begins when the protagonist makes a crucial decision that determines the outcome of a dilemma. Basically, the climax involves the protagonist facing his or her...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2016, 9:10 pm (UTC)

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The rising action of a piece of literature consists of the events after the exposition which lead up to the most pivotal point of the story. There are a number of events in “And of Clay We Are...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2016, 5:36 pm (UTC)

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And of Clay Are We Created

"And of Clay We Are Created" is a short story by Isabel Allende based on the true story of a young girl whose village was destroyed by a volcanic eruption. Rolf Carlé, the main character, is a...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2018, 8:21 pm (UTC)

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The narrator is able to keep track of what Rolf Carle is up to through the television footage of the disaster, which as time goes by focuses more and more on the pitiful figure of Azucena, and Rolf...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2013, 8:40 pm (UTC)

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At the beginning of the story, Azucena is "the symbol of tragedy." She is trapped in a mudpit, with only her head protruding above the surface. She is scared and alone. Beneath the surface, there...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2019, 9:52 am (UTC)

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It is not specifically stated what Rolf Carle realises on the second night, but it is inferred that Rolf is beginning to seriously worry about the chances of saving Azucena. What is clear is that...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2010, 9:15 am (UTC)

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When "And of Clay We Are Created" opens, Azucena has been horrifically trapped in the mud resulting from massive mudslides following a volcanic eruption. One of the worst tragedies in Colombian...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2019, 7:06 pm (UTC)

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