Isabel Allende World Literature Analysis - Essay

Isabel Allende World Literature Analysis

(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Since her appearance on the international literary scene, Allende has been known as a writer who blends Latin American political and social issues into compelling narratives that have popular appeal. However, limiting comments about her to that narrow scope neglects Allende’s other literary talents. Not only does she have a tremendous storytelling ability; she is also adept at weaving many characters into plots that cover generations and at creating strong, memorable female characters. She is thoroughly proficient at adding the dimension of Magical Realism to her otherwise historically realistic novels. All these elements combine to illustrate her main theme: that to be human requires insight into injustice and recognition of the...

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