Summary in English El Eclipse was written by Augusto Monterroso It takes place

Summary in english el eclipse was written by augusto

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Summary in English: El Eclipse was written by Augusto Monterroso. It takes place in several centuries ago when the Spanish were sending missionaries to the United States and Latin America in order to convert the indigenous peoples to Christianity. One day, fray Bartolome falls asleep in the jungle in Guatemala. When he wakes up, he is surrounded by natives (se encontró rodeado por un grupo de indígenas). They plan to sacrifice him. He knows, thanks to Aristotle, that there is solar eclipse scheduled for that day, so he thinks that he can out smart them by claiming that he can control the sun and make it hide at its peak —“puedo hacer que el sol se oscurezca en su altura.” The natives, however, also know about the eclipse. They think he is foolish and sacrifice him while a leader reads out of the dates of past eclipses. This story shows the differences between civilized and native cultures. It shows that more developed countries tend to think of themselves as more advanced, but in
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