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In my opinion, I found House of the Spirits to be an unrealistic novel, until the interactive oral. Many realistic aspects and elements were illuminated for me during the interactive orals. What really caught my attention and changed my mind about the novel was the physical setting of the novel and how the author's life and realistic historical events relate to novel.
The unknown setting of the novel was actually an inspiration form the author's past life; Chile. This fact arose during the interactive orals, which I believe gave the novel a more realistic fell. I felt as if the novel became more emotional and believable as Isabel Allende, the author had experienced all the pain and corruption written in the novel. The interactive oral really enlightened me on how novels can relate to real historical events and the author's life. All the events and characters in the book were an inspiration from Allende's life. The corruption and election in the government that take place in the novel's unknown setting was actually Chile's history. In the novel it talked about the corruption that occurs in the government and how a powerful person like Esteban had a hand
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