“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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Izzybel Munoz rated it really liked it Dec 27, Why does the narrator feel “safe and guarded and not alone” when she’s working at Abuelita’s? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Under the Feet of Jesus.

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Not quite sure what the moths are meant to represent or if they represent anything.

There was no light at the end of the tunnel in her helenq. Josiah rated it it was ok Nov 05, However, after learning valuable lessons from her grandmother, she realizes that everything must come to an end, but it is necessary for rebirths to occur.

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In the beginning of the story, the narrator holds a rather mtohs attitude towards life. Calyssa rated it it was ok Nov 23, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Andrea M rated it it was amazing Aug 16, The short stories here, particularly “The Moths” is a good one, capturing the spirit of Mexican life with a touch of magical-realism.

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I liked that the story was not about her difficulty, trying to cure or redeem her. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! These are stories are much more real than so many of those stereotypical tales that tend to sell big.

She spends her time watching over her grandmother since her grandmother has always helenw over her. I can sense remarkable feminist ideology in this story and also a strong censure of the expectation of women in a patriarchal society. Jan 30, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it liked it.

Her voice lends some strong and dark imagery, but for me the story didn’t build enough to have many places to settle upon.


Thrilled finally to be reading some Chicana literature, however. Full of emotion and significance. The tragedy is in Viramonntes father calling one of the neighborhood girls a dog because she nailed his son with a ball, and then telling his son to “take it like virajontes man.

Oct 17, Kara rated it it was amazing Shelves: Valerie rated it it was amazing Oct 18, Retrieved from ” https: Lists with This Book. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website. Throughout the story, the grandmother progressively becomes more and more ill with cancer, while the grandaughter becomes more and more emotionally, and productively responsible.

I would recommend these stories over those virqmontes day. Be the first to ask a question about The Moths and Other Stories.