One of the things I’ve learned in my reading is that Carlos Fuentes wrote quite a few short stories. In fact, his first book was a collection of. Chac Mool has ratings and 20 reviews. Owlseyes said: Aztec chacmools bore water imagery and were associated with Tlaloc, the rain god. Their symbo. 9 Lesson Nine FOCUS: Symbolism “Chac-Mool” by Carlos Fuentes Symbols are persons, places, or things in a narrative that have significance beyond a literal.

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How has the Chac-Mool changed over the course of the story? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Mar 08, Isabella rated it really liked it Shelves: Fuentes influenced contemporary Latin American literature, and his works have been widely translated into English and other languages.

Chac Mool by Carlos Fuentes

The repeated appearance of an object suggests a non-literal, or figurative, meaning attached to the object. Filiberto has an interesting relationship with the past himself. A delight for the senses. carlls

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Notify me of new comments via email. But just as traditional ways are threatened by modernity, Chac Mool is also vulnerable to the present: Or the original Spanish text, here. Genial obra literaria; es un homenaje al arte mexicano muy bien narrado y con excelente trama.

Trivia About Chac Mool. This short story is a powerhouse. His hands are on his abdomen, holding a dish or a bowl for accepting ritual offerings.


Your essay is beautifully written and intriguing. Mar 10, Juan Cacho rated it really liked it.

He is very skeptical of its originality — although it looks so elegant, fuentrs has tomato sauce smeared on it to sell its authenticity. Email required Address never made public. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Slowly, the Chac Mool turns Filiberto into his slave…. Dec 09, Pardis rated it it was ok.

Discuss what symbolic value this primitive stone figure has in the story. Friendly first, the creature tells old stories of plants, deserts and equatorial rains to Filiberto…but it chsc become demanding, …slapping the house owner,…threatening him to kill him with a thunder ray. But will it happen soon enough?

Aug 14, Rebeca rated it it was amazing. He puts Chac Mool in his basement. Return to Book Page.

AP Spanish: Chac Mool

Chacmools are often associated with the Aztec rain god Tlaloc or with the similar Mayan rain god Chac or Chaac. Due to his father being a diplomat, during his childhood he lived in Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Washington, Santiago, and Buenos Aires. Laura Grossmann rated it liked it Apr 15, A mild dark story with some interesting reflections on Mexico’s distant and more recent past. Fill cadlos your details below or click an icon to log in: Fuentes was born in Panama City, Panama; his parents were Mexican.


Aug 16, Madame added it. Later, though, he notices the figure is the texture of flesh, of rubber, and that Chac Mool has hair on its caros.

Ask your students why they think fuentss Chac-Mool starts out in the cellar, and why Filiberto winds up there. Have your students support their ideas with passages from the text.

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Refresh and try again. I like the Chac mool at the end, too. Want to Read saving…. He was married to film star Rita Macedo from tillalthough he was an habitual philanderer and allegedly, his affairs – which he claimed include film actresses such as Jeanne Moreau and Jean Seberg mool brought her to despair. He is sick of Chac Mool: Following in the footsteps of his parents, he also became a diplomat in and served in London, Paris as ambassadorand other capitals.

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“Chac-Mool” by Carlos Fuentes

Anonymous April 18, at 8: Dec 12, Kasey Butler added it. Maybe it depends on water to survive. Carlks April 19, at 7: The best 30 minutes I have spent recently.

Christ, after all, was a sacrifice, an offering — and a bloody one at that.