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The Gold of Tomas Vargas Essay

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Hart has degrees in English literature and creative writing and focuses her writing on literary themes. In this essay, Hart looks at the theme of motherhood by comparing two of Allende's stories, "Clarisa" and "The Gold of Tomás Vargas."

Both of Isabel Allende's stories, "Clarisa" and "The Gold of Tomás Vargas," are found in Allende's collection The Stories of Eva Luna and are connected not only by having been published together but by a having a unifying theme. The fictional character of Eva Luna was first created by Allende in her novel whose title bears Eva Luna's name. The name itself reflects the theme of motherhood in that Eva in Spanish refers to life; and Luna, of course, refers to the moon. As life is incubated in a mother's body and the moon is a symbol of a mother's procreative cycle, these words...

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