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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of An Act of Vengeance. Feb 02, Raimund rated it it was amazing. The interesting part in this story is that Dulce Rosa Orellano has made a promise of vengeance to her father. This has saved her life when she is 15 years old but in the end it was a promise of death.
If she would kill Tadeo she would have to betray her love of Tadeo. So there is only one way to retain her integrity, it is to kill herself. Wow, now that I am thinking about it there is a deep message in this story. For one, be ca The interesting part in this story is that Dulce Rosa Orellano has made a promise of vengeance to her father. For one, be careful before committing to vengeance.
It can or will lead to your own destruction. But for Dulce Rosa there was no choice. The pledge to vengeance was her only way to stay alive at the time. So it becomes a question of integrity. Life can throw us into situations where we have to take drastic action in order to maintain our inner moral and intellectual integrity.
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An Act of Vengeance
Isabel Allende's story "An Act of Vengeance" paints an uncensored picture of its theme: the cost of war. This cost includes the short-term and long-term impact war has on soldiers and civilians, the guilt to which it can lead for crimes committed, and the desire for vengeance it can produce in its victims. Allende reveals this theme through character development, conflict and symbolism. The cost of war for soldiers and civilians is felt directly during the war.
Theme of the Short Story "An Act of Vengeance"
An Act of Vengeance revolves around Dulce Rosa but the story is never really about her. Dulce Rosa ends up playing a secondary part in her own life. Allende never really allows for Dulce Rosa to be her own hero. The only slightly redeeming factor that the story has is that, in the end, Tadeo does end up suffering. They say the best revenge is a life well lived. If this is so, Dulce Rosa failed miserably. If she had decided to live and not marry Tadeo, the story would have had a much more satisfying ending.
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These are all Hannibal 's "subconscious mind" and through the hidden manifestation of abnormal behavior. Freud in the dream analysis said , "subconscious is the true spiritual essence. We are as ignorant of the reality of the outside world as to its intrinsic nature. And its association with us through consciousness is as incomplete as the observation of our senses and external.