“The Moths”. (). Helena Maria Viramontes. (February 26, –). Notes. 32 Abuelita: Spanish for “grandma”; common familiar and. The Moths has 33 ratings and 5 reviews. Missy said: For a class assignment, I had the opportunity to read The Moths, by Helena Maria Viramontes. Helena M. Fiction. THE MOTHS AND OTHER STORIES, Helena Maria Viramontes’ stories exploring women’s struggles to overcome the dictates of family, culture, and.

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Justin Luther rated it liked it Mar 07, This is something I am teaching right now. She is also co-editor of the two collections: Be the first to ask a question about The Moths and Other Stories.

An Historical Approach ” Onda Latina: I got to hear the author, Viramontes read from her works at the AP reading last week. Alissa rated it liked it Oct 22, Notice the description of the narrator’s visit to the chapel 34, mlths Oct 17, Kara rated it it was amazing Shelves: Maddi rated it liked it Apr 09, Under the Feet of Jesus.

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Helena Maria Viramontes born February 26, is an American fiction writer and professor of English. This is also when she realizes that she too is capable of loving.

This article relies too much on references to primary sources. Before reading this short story, I went in to it not knowing what to expect. Josiah rated it it was ok Nov 05, Though both Viramontes and Joyce begin with death as the viramotes point.


Dec 31, Rose rated it really liked it Shelves: Marisa Summers rated it it was amazing Oct 23, Dec 21, Andy Lee rated it really liked it Shelves: Throughout the story, the grandmother progressively becomes more and more ill with cancer, while the grandaughter becomes more and more emotionally, and productively responsible.

At this point you are probably very confused, but do not ask any questions, just read it for vkramontes.

Analysis of Central Idea in Helena Maria Viramontes’ “The Moths” Essay

Mariana rated it really liked it Jun 13, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Beyond that, the structures of some individual stories became nigh unworkable.

Aug 04, Michellepbaca rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. How to cite this page Choose cite format: The author suggests that if insecurities are not transcended then acceptance and love of others can never be found. How about receiving a customized one?

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Too little characterization, setting, cultural influence, stakes. In turn the young girl finds it difficult to accept her own family. Your Answer is very helpful for Us Thank you a lot! I would recommend these stories over those any day. What does she do in the chapel and how does she feel while there? Spanish for “grandma”; common familiar and affectionate term for grandmother; the more formal Abuela means “grandmother”.


The short stories here, particularly “The Moths” is a good one, capturing the spirit of Me The old adage “don’t judge a book by its cover” is particularly true with this text. Dorothy rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Through her grandmother she becomes aware of her own desire to love and embrace others. This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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The Moths and Other Stories by Helena María Viramontes

And the jump cuts between characters, the way we trip on a word and land in another scene or point of view–I stuck with early Joyce for a reason, people. But what happens after that?

I enjoy the use of Spanish culture and simplicity of the Spanish language. This story is a great representation of her usual writing style. BK Bellefeuille rated it it was amazing Apr 07, heleja Jan 30, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it liked it. DCRD rated it liked it Feb 12, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University.

It gave a sense of emotions through what the characters were going through in their families and the struggle of growing up and becoming a women.