J11 Fuentes - Assignment Instructions for Journal No 11 Professor Vázquez English 293 Latin American literature Carlos Fuentes Chac

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Unformatted text preview: Assignment Instructions for Journal No. 11 Professor Vázquez English 293 Latin American literature Carlos Fuentes Chac ­Mool, (from Maya, “thundering paw”)1954 1. How would you describe Filiberto? 2. How and why does Filiberto die? 3. How does Filibertoʼs feel about returning to the café of his childhood? Why? 4. Explain, according to Pepe, the resemblances between Pre-columbian religion and Christianity? 5. How does the prankster who put red coloring in the water cooler at office serve to foreshadow what is to come? 6. Why does the shady dealer smear ketchup on the belly of the Chac-Mool? 7. After Filiberto buys the statue of Chac-Mool (sometime after the 25th of August), there are a series of strange incidents that occur. What are they? 8. Explain Filibertoʼs theory of reality. 9. What does the Chac-Mool symbolize to Filiberto? To Mexicans? 10. What would happen if the Chac-Mool became human? 11. Who appears at the doorway when Pepe arrives at the home of Filiberto? 12. How do you interpret what happens at the end of the story? ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/23/2011 for the course ENG 232 taught by Professor Vazquez during the Fall '10 term at College of Southern Nevada.

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