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Distant Star Essay

540 words - 3 pages

How do you account for the atmosphere of dread in the first few pages of the novel (how does the author achieve these effects)?

Bolano writes the book with the use of a narrator who is unknown throughout the story. I feel that he has been very open in writing about a person who was planning a hidden yet revolutionary agenda. The sensitivities of the main character are well brought out but the atmosphere of dread comes out when the reader feels that the author has some fear in him. I have the idea that there is a lot of reading between the lines that has to be done. The way he says that Ruiz-Tagle didn’t really look like an autodidact shows how the author tries to say it in a very indirect way. He never ...view middle of the document...

Maybe Ruiz-Tagle wanted to experience the different views shared by people thinking otherwise. Maybe he wanted to see how other students reacted to different ways of thinking. I think he must have thought of collecting people who would support him with his ideas. If anybody went drastically against them it would have been a reason for him to react against them very violently later in the story so that no different thinker will stand against him. Ruiz-Tagle would have been desperate to get to his status accepted by people who went in line with his thinking. But surprisingly he never showed to the class his violent side.

What do you make of Weider’s first “performance” (Chapter 3)?

He had the vision of changing Chilian Poetry. His first performance was a surprise. Nobody expected peotry to be written in the sky. It shows that he was very different to others. Everyone else wrote peotry the traditional way using pen and paper. But Weider chose the sky! It was a brave decision. The whole city could read what he wrote. Before this his peotry was very unnoticed. They were short and noone really cared about reading them. But this was something new to everyone. It was unexpected. I think he is more a person who doesn’t go about telling others what he hopes to do. If he wants to do something he will simply do it. The way he chose to change poetry is amazing. It was not only about the ideas. But also the method of giving them out to the people.

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