Deep Rivers - Vanessa Barela English 352 Essay Two Ernesto...

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Vanessa Barela English 352 October 15, 2005 Essay Two Ernesto is a very sensible person. He perceives nature as a living organism. He defends trees, insects, and listens to the voice of rivers and rocks. Discuss how this view on nature is related to native mythology in specific the concept of “huaca”, i.e., a poetic magical symbol. Deep Rivers , by José Arguedas is a story about a child named Ernesto, who grew up in two different worlds. His father is a wandering lawyer who finds work where he can, so servants bring him up until he begins to travel with his father. After he travels with his father for a short time, he is left at a Catholic boarding school to grow up in at the age of 14. He has a dual personality due to his upbringing. He understands the hardships of the Indians and knows Quechua, their native language, but he is also growing up in a Spanish boarding school, where he does not fit in very well. Ernesto’s unique upbringing causes him to appreciate nature in a way that many of the boys do not. Ernesto has the ability to see the spirits and the history of the Indians within most of nature throughout the book. There are three specific examples where he does so. When
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