Day 4

The House of the Spirits Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What are some signs that the house on the corner is starting to decay?

    The house on the corner, or the Trueba estate, begins to physically decay after Clara’s death. The only room that remains in good condition is Clara’s blue room. Blanca assumes the role of caring for the estate after her mother’s death. Even though Esteban gives her money to cover expenses, she still has to borrow money from Jaime or sell jewels to make ends meet. She and Alba wear poor and used clothing. Esteban finds little interest or use for his family after Clara’s death. Only Alba gets his attention.

  2. 2

    Does Transito Soto subscribe to traditional ideas of femininity?

    Transito Soto...

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