Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses - Study Guide Forbidden Fruits Summary & Analysis

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Forbidden Fruits Summary

Allende refers to oral sex sometimes being called "forbidden fruits," but then continues with a list of all of the fruits which are considered aphrodisiac in nature. The list is arranged alphabetically and includes common favorites such as apples and grapes, as well as lesser-known fruits such as quince. It also lists a few items that are not traditionally classified as fruits in American culture, such as avocados and pistachios. For each fruit listed, Allende includes between two and eight lines of information about its origin, symbolism, and significance to the discussion of aphrodisiacs.

Forbidden Fruits Analysis

This chapter is a tribute to fruit as both symbols of passion as well as sources of the fruits. Many of the fruits are identified as male or female in nature while their qualities are enumerated. The only fruit that is not represented on this list...

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