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Place Where the Sea Remembers

by Sandra Benitez
| Item # P1012
Place Where the Sea Remembers P1012
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Reading Group Discussion PointsA Place Where the Sea Remembersbegins with one family's story and weaves itself through the village of Santiago and around the lifes of the many people who live there. As the novel unfolds, a landscape takes shape at once simple and complex. Yet so much happens behind the scenes -- does this add to the storytelling? Create a mood? How does Benitez show the complexity of life through the details of everyday living?Remediosis the Spanish word for remedies. Remedios is also the name of one of the book's main characters. She is intricately woven into the book and the life of almost every character in Santiago. She is a wise woman -- the soothing, calm center which counteracts many of the characters' tragedies. Why does she choose to live apart from the town? How does Remedios counsel a remedy to those who trudge up the hill for healing and preservation? What remedies does she herself seek? What does this character represent for you?InA Place Where the Sea Remembers,the characters are confronted with many feminist issues: rape, abortion, single parenthood, and too much machismo. How is the "woman's lot" illustrated in the book? Discuss how class plays a part in both how a woman behaves and is treated. In particular, compare Chayo's life to Esperanza's -- the life of dona Lina, Rafael's mother, to the doctor's wife.In Mexico, indigenous spirituality and the Catholic Church are often at odds with one another. Still, many people choose to practice both. How does Benitez illustrate the difference between the two, and how are both important to the Mexican culture? Is it possible to find a balance between them?The stroke of fate is a recurrent theme ofA Place Where the Sea Remembers.How does fate show itself to all the characters and play a part in their stories? What choices do these characters make as a result of what fate has given them?Death is a recurrent theme of the book. In the case of the fisherman, it is only after the loss of his wife

Product Information

  • AR Level5.1
  • AR Quiz Number68827
  • AR Quiz Points7
  • AuthorSandra Benitez
  • Page Count176
  • ISBN100671892673
  • ISBN139780671892678
  • PublisherTouchstone
  • Year Published1995
  • Grade Level3 - 4
  • Type of BookFiction
  • SubjectFiction & related items
  • Lexile Level790
  • ImprintTouchstone

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