If You Touched My Heart

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Essay Number 1 The short story If You Touched My Heart by Isabel Allende exhibits numerous instances of symbolism. I will be discussing the way I interpreted the following issues: plot, character, point of view, setting, and style. The title of the story relates in various ways to the story. By looking at the title you can get a good feel for what this short story is about. The word "plot" is defined as: the episodes in a narrative or dramatic work- that is, what happens. In this short story the main plot is that there was a man named Amadeo Peralta that grew up to be a ruffian. His father did not believe that school was for the kids. As he would put it "school is for sissies". The father assigned his kids a task. This task was to have them establish bonds between people that can help them with legal tricks. The father also wanted the children to go out and find "sweethearts". Amadeo was thirty two years old and still had not been married and he never planned to marry. He had no interest in changing his life in this way. However Amadeo was very scared of his father and would never do anything to go against what his father would tell him to do. Amadeo went out and started looking for a so called "Sweetheart". This girl Continue...

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