Ines Suarez

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Kaitlin Davis HIST160A Professor Mehas Book Review 8/7/2014 Inés of My Soul by Isabel Allende Ines Suarez was born into a poor lineage with which was what defined a person’s social class in the early 15th century. She was a Chilean townswoman of Santiago de Nueva Extremadura amongst the Kingdom of Chile (Allende, 12). Allende portrays Suarez as a woman with ambition that finds the positive within the lack of order and misfortune. She inhabits the characteristics of my understanding of some women of her era born into poverty inevitably that wish to change the status of their future lineage and financial/ethnic status from the readings in Socolow’s The Women of Colonial Latin America (Socolow, 78). She inhabits these qualities through her…show more content…
When they reached this land, around that time of the season it was the pinnacle of summer. The massive overlapping mountains along the skyline were covered with snow atop, all under the bluest of skies they had ever seen and was convinced that it was destined by God to be a place where they first settled. Though they were not the first inhabitants of this land, the indigenous peoples who had occupied it showed no signs of resentment towards the arrival of the Europeans. Don Benito and the other voyagers agreed that this space of land was most amicable for their needs. The Europeans in comparison to the indigenous people felt that it was their God-given right to occupy the land rather than the Indians mindset that they were the first settlers to find and resource the pristine assets of the…show more content…
In my opinion, I think that Allende is trying to say Suarez does not feel any guilt over her departure from birthplace and leaving poverty behind her. Suarez, may have expected to feel some remorse -- but she did not. As a result, she embraces the freedom from leaving her birthplace that has opened new doors and opportunity for her. In conclusion, I believe that the point that Allen is conveying to her audience through Suarez is that if you allow change to happen good things will follow, leaving a gruesome past where it

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