He finds an excuse and way to her place where he met her. The light is vi … sible from it but it has beendead for many years. The story broke the notion of patriarchal system as the society sees men as rational type or in line with logic while women are the emotional kind. Most importantly, her writing reflects the time in which the literary work was written along with the language, the norms and the way people think. As in the case of Alfredo who thought he fell in love with Julia till he realized that there was no magic after all, a person who obsesses about the idea of love can never be in love with the object of passion. The guy loved the girl. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good luck, Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul.
But he still found himself making his way to her house despite of himself. Paz Marquez-Benitez, in her masterpiece Dead Stars, did not only write about a love story. It is not to mean though that Alfredo is afraid to commit. People oftentimes give high regard to the society in which they belong. And when he looked at her he doubted if she ever cared for him, if he has mistaken the past light in her eyes as manifestations of a possible romance. It serves as a literary time machine for readers as it enables them to understand how courtship, marriage and fidelity were viewed through the early 1900 standards.
Julia never marries and Esperanza remains loyal to Alfredo in a genial but loveless marriage. They have been together for four years and meant to get married in May. It is upbeat and simple, with wisps of longing and clouds of hope. At the… 1960 Words 8 Pages Butterfield stars as Bruno, a curious, stubborn eight-year old whose family is relocated to the countryside when his father receives a new job as a head member of the Nazi party, working for the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. But although he is ashamed to admit it, the intensity of his passion for Esperanza has faded and he is attracted to Julia, whom he meets at a dinner party. He is thinking of choosing Julia over his fiancée Esperanza, but what people will say is what he thinks matter most.
Every relationship must be built on truth and sincerity for it to succeed which Alfredo understands at the very end of the story. The story is all about a dream that would wish come true ,but in reality we must have to follow our heart to choose the right person for us and not just to depend in just a one symbol. She was just a visitor in town and been there for only six weeks. Paz Marquez-Benitez, in her masterpiece Dead Stars, did not only write about a love story. Did Alfredo Salazar did not tell Julia of his engagement because he forgot to or did not really want to? She was his dream, his star. But since he realized in the end that Julia was really not for her, I felt satisfaction.
Although Stephen Crane denied any influence by Ãmile Zola, the creator of Naturalism, on his work, examples in his texts indicate that this American author was inspired by French naturalism. The rising action of the plot is Alfredo's inability to commit to marrying Esperanza as he constantly wrestles with his doubt over where his true feelings lie. They found good company between themselves and as they knew it, it became a weekly habit for Alfredo to visit her after every Sundays mass. In those days love was, for him, still the eternal puzzle; for love, as he knew it, was a stranger to love as he divined it might be. The story is basically a compilation of the complicated circumstances that every man has to go through in life. Human emotions are very intricate and delicate both at its lowest and highest. Alfredo still retained the flame for Julia only to learn that all this time he never understood his desire for Julia, It was more a desire for something different and unachievable that made him fall for Julia.
Paz Marquez-Benitez, in her masterpiece Dead Stars, did not only write about a love story. They try to adhere to the norms, traditions and culture of their society, though sometimes the conformity would require them to sacrifice a part of themselves — an opinion, an emotion or a decision. Feminism Criticism focuses on understanding ways gender roles are reflected or contradicted by texts, how dominance and submission play out in texts, and how gender roles evolve in texts. Their relationship in the beginning was full of enthusiasm, full of love and happiness. So all these years — since when? The leftovertraveling light from dead stars can still be seen for many yearsafter the star is gone.
The illusion he harbored all these years are nothing but dead stars, long dead but emits light that seems real for the distance it has to travel, light being seen even if the source has lost its own brightness or died. The story is basically a compilation of the complicated circumstances that every man has to go through in life. I am not blind, or deaf; I see and hear what perhaps some are trying to keep from me. In a male dominated society, man is the founding principle and the woman is the excluded opposite of this; and as long as such distinction is tightly held in place, the whole system can function effectively. Upon seeing her and finding out that she never married, he started to notice that she lost something, even doubted if the loss was his.
Eventually the wedding took place. And so it was indeed all done. During a business trip to Julia'shometown years later, he meets up with the … still unmarried womanand realizes his passion for her is like a dead star whose lightcan be seen long after it has died. The guy loved the girl. In the story, alfredo falls drastically inlove with Julia even as he is engaged to Esperanza.
There was Julia who became the convenient excuse for the idea of infatuation. Eventually the wedding took place. I think Alfredo is failed to find satisfaction or happiness in his relationship with Esperanza, but he may want to simply avoid the problems and seek another means of comfort rather than confront the discourse and it is the core reason why he has a smitten with Julia. In the end, however, he married his fiancée and though their marriage was not an unhappy one, he still could not take the possibilities of a future with Julia off his mind. He cannot help resist the feeling of nostalgia and old lust for Julia. He gives in easily to his emotionalwhims, and ends up deciding his love for the women in his life ismuch like a dead star. Eventually Alfredo has to make a choice between pursuing his romantic feelings for Julia or fulfilling his promise of matrimony to Esperanza.
And so, I think I understood the story. Julia has changed and rather lost something now. Another significant reason as to his emotional wanderings could be the length of time n which he was engaged o Esperanza. Whatever it was, he is no more alive. If it was me, I would have a hard time thinking about my future with that man. Esperanza was giving him a way to run to Julia, a way to cancel their wedding. She is a person who knows how to take care of herself and exudes an air of self-service.