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So Far From God

In Ana Castillo's So Far From God, how did Caridad die?

Ana Castillo's So Far From God is a delightful blend of English and Spanish idiom and traditions mixed with magical realism and farce that reminds the reader at times of Don Quixote with its long...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2014 8:47 pm UTC

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Please comment on the use of magical realism in So Far From God.

Critics have identified this work as falling into the genre of magical realism with its emphasis on placing everyday events alongside supernatural and magical occurrences. For example, the...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2013 8:44 am UTC

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How is the idea of injustice addressed in the novel?

One way in which Castillo addresses the idea of injustice in the novel is through her focus on what it means to be a woman in the modern setting. Castillo suggests that there is an unjust...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2013 12:49 pm UTC

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In Ana Castillo's So Far From God, where does the author use "Magic Realism?"

In So Far From God, author Ana Castillo employs a fast-paced blend of Mexican American and Native American tradition, storytelling, and telenovela drama to relate the struggles of Sofia and her...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2019 5:18 am UTC

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How does La Loca help her sisters?

Ana Castillo's novel So Far From God is an interesting example of the magical realism genre and a fine example of a novel that circumvents the Latino patriarchal society through extraordinary...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2019 6:19 pm UTC

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Are the episodes in So Far from God the same thing as a chapter?

This novel is written as a prose epic. In other words, it is in the style of an epic poem without the traditional poetic line breaks; instead, it uses prose paragraph style. However, like an...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2007 9:44 pm UTC

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How does Sofi begin building a community of resistance?

Sofia's civic action is how she begins to build a community of resistance. Sofia's resistance operates outside of the traditionally prescribed realm for women. Convention dictates that she find...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2016 2:31 pm UTC

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