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. Chac Mool has ratings and 20 reviews. Owlseyes said: Aztec chacmools bore water imagery and were associated with Tlaloc, the rain god. Their symbo. 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.

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Following in the footsteps of his parents, he also became a diplomat in and served in London, Paris as ambassadorand other capitals. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The story is about the statue called Chac Mool who is the god of rain.

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But hope springs eternal, and so I had to look around…. Have your students support their ideas with passages from the text. Home About Say Hi! Sep 06, Isabel Hernandez rated it it was amazing. Of all the ways for Filiberto to die, why do you think Fuentes opted for drowning? Scraping off the moss was difficult — it seemed to have become part of the stone csrlos.

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“Chac-Mool” by Carlos Fuentes

He is fascinated with pre-Columbian Mexican art, and he lives metaphorically in the past, in the lonely and too large house left to him by his parents, repulsed by the idea of a modern apartment. Filiberto has an interesting relationship with the past himself. Filiberto fears the creature may become human. Bere Blanco rated it really liked it Feb 08, Aztec chacmool from Tenochtitlan. Slowly, the Chac Mool turns Filiberto into his slave…. Maybe it depends on water to survive.


The best 30 minutes I have spent recently. Los Aspectos de caridad, amor y la otra mejilla, en cambio, son rechazados.

The repeated appearance of an object suggests a non-literal, or figurative, meaning attached to the object. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Filiberto discovers Chac Mool leaves the house at night to hunt for dogs, rats, and cats for food; later in the dry season, Filiberto is forced to order out rice with chicken.

Now that Filiberto is dead, he’s believed. Dec 12, Kasey Butler added it. In his adolescence, he returned to Mexico, where he lived until That night, Filiberto begins to hear moans from the basement; the night they stop, more rain water inundates the basement.

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A delight for the senses. Body Biography — Julius Caesar. Deutscher Taschenbuch-Verlag first published It really is a basic and simple story which Fuentes tells about the importance of the regions and tradiciones of Mexico.

By identifying and understanding symbols, readers can reveal new interpretations of the story. Also, the figure grew softer; the skeptical Filiberto thinks the statue was actually plaster. May 16, Adriana rated it it was amazing.


Activity Two – Symbols of Religion. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The craft of storytelling depends on symbols to present ideas and point toward new meanings. Jun 09, Octavio Martin rated it it was amazing.

A mild dark story with some interesting reflections on Mexico’s distant and more recent past. Dec 09, Pardis rated it it was ok. Chacmools have been found throughout central Mexico and the Yucatan, down into Central America. Byron Deulofeu rated it it was amazing Oct 15, The Buddha, apparently, died of food poisoning — or at least soon after eating a meal. He puts Chac Mool in his basement. By the end, are they both ruined? Feb 04, Valery F.

Gracias, estoy leyendo esta historia para mi clase de espanol y me ayuda mucho. Chac Mool wears his clothes and is used to being obeyed. Donde ocurren las cosas sobrenaturales en un ambiente real. Fuentes influenced contemporary Latin American literature, and his works have been widely translated into English and other languages. A chacmool is a particular form of Mesoamerican sculpture: The diary tells the narrator that the secretary had bought an Aztec statue called Chac Mool he had this hobby of collecting them which he took to his old house.