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This paper provides a succinct look at the types of storytelling used in "Eva Luna" by Isabel Allende such as magic realism and the use of stories within the world of the novel. The paper further discusses how, by using different literary styles "Eva Luna" is able to express to an audience the power and value of different types of storytelling in a contemporary society.
From the Paper:"The picaresque tradition arose much earlier in Spain during the early 1600's, and revolved entirely around the picaro, a central character who is able to achieve wealth and/or wellbeing after surviving the trials and conflicts of the world they inhabit. Eva Luna is a fairly conventional picaresque narrative when the genre's conventions are considered. Social commentary is an integral element, as the picaro will typically confront corrupt social institutions and figures of power on their journey. Eva is exposed to such an individual at an early age, getting "a job in the house of a cabinet minister." This ends in a confrontation with Eva rebelling, "liberating [her]self from humiliation" when she douses the minister in his own filth before turning to the streets. Social turmoil and change is also typically present, if only in the background of the narrative"
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"Eva Luna" (2007, August 06) Retrieved February 28, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/eva-luna-97330/
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