And of Clay Are We Created Questions and Answers
How does the author, Isabel Allende, use descriptive language in "And of Clay Are We Created" to create a narrative which engages the reader? Consider the way in which she appeals to the five senses.
Azucena is willing to accept her fate, but Rolf is not. Why does Rolf work so hard to keep Azucena alive?
What is the main external conflict in Isabel Allende's short story "And of Clay Are We Created"? How is it resolved?
What is the setting of the story in "And of Clay Are we Created"? Was it Allende's intent to make the reader feel something through the setting of the story?
In "And of Clay We Are Created," why does the narrator experience a "horrible sensation" when she sees Azucena and Rolf on the television screen?
In "And of Clay We Are Created," what are the strong diction choices that help to clearly create a tone?
How would you describe the relationship between Rolf and Azucena? How do you think Rolf's experience with Azucena will effect him in the future?
How does the narrator describe Rolf Carlé in lines 1-11? Make an inference about his character based on this and the description of the devastation in lines 20-30.
What are the changes in Rolf's personality towards the end of the story "And Of Clay Are We Created"?
What does the author foreshadow will happen to Carlé in the beginning of the story "And of Clay Are We Created"?
"And of Clay Are We Created" deals with the thematic concerns of how the media portrays human tragedy. Where and how is this theme projected, and what does the story seem to be implying about it?
How has the author created mood in the story "And of Clay Are We Created" by focusing on setting, conflict, and characters?
Why do you think Allende chose the persona of someone not at the scene of the action? How would the story be different if Rolf Carle had been the narrator?
How does Allende's choice of narrator contribute to the story? Consider what this narrator was able to present that Rolf Carlé as narrator would not have been able to provide
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