An analysis of destiny in the hour of the star by clarice lispector

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And nope, we don't source our examples from our editing service! The fact that I am not her strikes me as being a cowardly escape. The title refers to Miss Lispector's ironic conception of death as the ultimate starring role and to Macabea's secret vision of herself as a movie queen ''Did you know that Marilyn Monroe was the color of peaches?

The example essays in Kibin's library were written by real students for real classes. But in the end, he gives in to what seems like an inevitable and hopeless fate: her death.

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Macabea is able to arrive at this through her intuition. Clarice Lispectors heroine almost patiently waits for life and destiny to do its worst. The neurosis of battle. She has drained me empty. One of the most incredible aspects of Clarice Lispectors style is her ability to work from abstracts. So, it's no wonder that he struggles. It is words and her own tale itself that will ultimately turn Macabea into a woman and allow her to live. She does not launch from a firm platform.

Indeed, there's a great deal of sophistication to a performance so utterly plain. A man wearing sunglasses does seem to be staring at her one day as she eats her favorite meal of a hot dog and Coca-Cola.

THE heroine of ''The Hour of the Star'' is a doomed innocent, a young woman so naive and unworldly that she is first seen wiping her nose on the collar of her blouse. As soon as Macabea came of age in Alagoas, the aunt wanted to be rid of her and sent her packing to a cramped apartment in the red light slum district of Brazil.

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Aside from the philosophical complexities of what it is to be human, Clarice Lispector asks many questions in this small novel about the role of fiction and the moment of inspiration. One of the most incredible aspects of Clarice Lispectors style is her ability to work from abstracts. I adore her ugliness and her total anonymity for she belongs to no one" 4. Yet she is so lonely that she likes riding the subway, just for the sake of companionship. But this coldness eventually turns into concern and frustration: "The girl worries me so much that I feel drained. On film, this is more difficult to do, and in any case Miss Amaral barely attempts it. Interspersed with the prose are many asides in Lispector's own voice as an author. But when he begins walking toward her, she realizes that the sunglasses are no affectation and that the man is blind. However, when his efforts are met with passive acceptance he is puzzled and exasperated. A Record of Preceding Events or or A Discreet Exit by the Back Door Much like the book, which poses many questions but offers no single, definitive answer, Lispector refuses to settle on one single, definitive title. Hour of the Star. Within Macabea is some resilience and a will to survive. She accepts life as it is, cruel, heartless and dishing out blow upon blow upon blow. In the opening pages, it is unclear who the novel's main protagonist is, but after an opening stream of consciousness monologue, we meet Macabea, who has come to Rio from Alagoas, close to Lispector's home state of Recife. Are there really, as Miss Lispector writes, ''thousands of girls like this girl from the Northeast to be found in the slums of Rio de Janeiro,'' girls who ''aren't even aware of the fact that they are superfluous and that nobody cares a damn about their existence?

And the more he empathizes with her, the more he recognizes their similarities. The only problem is, he has a lot of difficulty getting started. A deeper aspect of her that sees the world in a certain way not born of reflection or experience, but of the breathing in and out with life itself.

Reading example essays works the same way! It is words and her own tale itself that will ultimately turn Macabea into a woman and allow her to live.

I feel remorse, as I explained in one of my titles of this book.

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