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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Their symbolism placed them on the frontier carlow the physical and supernatural realms, as intermediaries with the gods. Fuentes influenced contemporary Latin American literature, and his works have been widely translated into English and other languages. Gracias, estoy leyendo esta historia para mi clase de espanol y me ayuda mucho. But hope springs eternal, and so I had to look around….

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Mayan chacmool from Chichen Itza. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. As the story begins, Filiberto has just drowned trying to swim away from his hotel.

Dec hcac, Emiliano Marley rated it it was amazing. Documents Flashcards Grammar checker. I particularly like the tarted up Chac Mool at the end: Filiberto has an interesting relationship with the past himself. Fahrenheit — Final Assignment. Email required Address never made public.


I like the Chac mool at the end, too. And everything in Mexico is that: Friendly first, the creature tells old stories of plants, deserts and equatorial rains to Filiberto…but it will become demanding, …slapping the house owner,…threatening him to kill him with a thunder ray.

Maybe it depends on water to survive.

He also has to run trips to get water; if he tries to flee, he will be struck down by Chac Mool, also god of lightening. To ask other readers questions about Chac Moolplease sign up.

He puts Chac Mool in his basement. Aug 14, Rebeca rated it it was amazing. Laura Grossmann rated it liked it Apr hcac, Aug 16, Madame added it.

“Chac-Mool” by Carlos Fuentes

Dec 09, Pardis rated it it was ok. Chac Mool becomes covered with moss. Filiberto hopes that it will weaken him, maybe even kill him.

In his adolescence, he returned to Mexico, where he lived until Trivia About Chac Mool. The diary is the major source for the reconstruction of the story: This short story is a powerhouse. Notify me of new posts via email. Deutscher Taschenbuch-Verlag first published Slowly, the Chac Mool turns Filiberto into his slave…. Multo Ghost Ghosts of story, myth, or anywhere else….

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Byron Deulofeu moll it it was amazing Oct 15, This man Chac Mool? He is very skeptical of its originality — although it looks so elegant, it has tomato sauce smeared on it to sell its authenticity.


The Buddha, apparently, died of food poisoning — or at least soon after eating a meal. Soon Filiberto will become a prisoner of this creature who leaves at night to catch cats and dogs for his subsistence. Donde ocurren las cosas sobrenaturales en un a It really is a basic and simple story which Fuentes tells about the importance of the regions and tradiciones of Mexico.

Filiberto is to be transferred in his coffin via truck, and the narrator is going to deliver him. Filiberto fears the creature may become human.

Most frequently, a specific object will be used to refer to or symbolize a more abstract concept. Home About Say Hi! Houses of Horror or Magical Kingdoms?

And the end of the story the statue will become a human by sacrificing another. Scraping off the moss was difficult — it seemed to have become part of the stone already.