Read the short Story “The Eclipse” by Augusto Monterroso. 2. Prepare the set of pre-case questions as a homework. • 3. Question-Based Discussion. • 4. 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. Augusto Monterroso utilizes irony to outline the demise of Brother Bartolomo Arazzola, at the hands of Arazzola’s own arrogance. Instances of.

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Translated by Wilfrido H. Trivia About El eclipse. Why did the Mayan Indians kill the Spanish priest?

El eclipse by Augusto Monterroso

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Upon awakening he found himself surrounded by a group of indifferent natives who were getting ready to sacrifice him in front of an altar, an altar that to Bartolome seemed to be the place in which he would finally rest from his fears, his destiny, from himself.

As you consider your course of action in response to the situation described above, you also know or believe being a catholic priest the following: With such a copious amount of irony, it is as if it were the basis of his story. He said a few words which were understood. What analysis do you want your students to do that will further your objectives? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Florencia rated it it was ok Aug 05, What perspective s do you want your students to consider the issues from?


Bartolome is a very arrogant man who came from a civilized society that was presumably far ahead of the Mayans.

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It had only taken the Mayans two hours to decide to continue on with the sacrifice and commit the act. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

El eclipse by Augusto Monterroso. You know they are going to sacrifice you and you have to convince the Indians to stop the sacrifice. He does this when he describes what is happening to Bartolome in the Guatemalan Jungle. Auggusto Carballo rated it really liked it Jul 30, Open Preview See a Problem? Where does the action take place?

El final era muy predecible. When he decides that he no longer wishes to die as a prisoner that is exactly what happens. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. To ask other readers questions about El eclipseplease sign up. Who are the Mayans? How would you classify this story? What process Options might you consider, e.

El eclipse/ The Eclipse | Spanish Texts Translated

He saw that a small counsel was set up and waited confidently, not without some disdain. Monterroso used irony as a method of showcasing the arrogance put on by Arazzola which ultimately costed him his life although he was certain at a point, he would survive such a tragedy. Despite the long history of his previous society and how superior it was compared to the Mayans, it only took a short time of two hours to kill him.


Monterroso uses this imagery to set the stage for his irony at the end of the story where he questions which society is truly wiser. However, Bartolome chosen to stay arrogant.

El eclipse

No trivia or quizzes yet. It portrays how Arrazola believed his knowledge of this astrological event would help save his life from a tragic end. The story is a complete narrative of events occurred in the past 16th Century with a surprisingly closed ending.

Augusyo rated it liked it Oct 27, What do you think the Indians “consulted” one another about? How do the Indians look at him?

The three year time gap that Bartolome Montrroso spent in Guatemalan jungle demonstrated the insufficient use of this time when compare to the two hour it took for his demise. Suzannah added it Dec 03, Are any of these ideas relevant today? Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

Books by Augusto Monterroso. Before his topographical ignorance he sat quietly awaiting death. What are the causes of this problem?