Everything you need to understand or teach Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry.
This novel takes place on the final day of Geoffrey Firmin, the British consul to Mexico's life. Moreover, it takes it is also the Day of the Dead, a holiday celebrated in Mexico.
The novel opens in the home of Monsieur Laruelle, a Frenchman living in Mexico, who shares a long past with the consul. Laruelle is also friends with the village doctor. The two of them show much concern over the consul's out of control drinking habits.
Next, the author introduces the consul. He appears to have every aspect characteristic of a drunk. He hears voices and imagines things. Also, he loses track of large portions of time. He suffers from the loss of his wife, who left him one year prior. His younger brother, Hugh, lives with him when not traveling for his job as a reporter.
Next, the reader meets Yvonne. She returns to Mexico... View more of the Under the Volcano Summary
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