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"An Hour with Abuelo"
Terms in this set (15)
What Arturo's mother wants him to do at the beginning of the story
visit his grandfather in a nursing home
How Arturo feels about his mother's request
He feels reluctant.
A personality trait that Arturo displays when you first meet himm
He is self-centered.
Arturo's attitude toward schoolwork
He is ambitious.
Point of view of the opening paragraphs
first person, narrated by Arturo
Setting for most of the story
A special tie Arturo has with his grandfather
He is his grandfather's favorite grandchild
Place in the plot where the sequene of events flash back
when Abuelo reads Arturo part of his aubiography
Meaning of "Asi Es la Vida"
That's the way life is
The grandfather' ambition when he was a boy
He wanted to be around books all his life.
Why Abuelo stopped teaching after th war
He did not have the required college degree
How Arturo's grandfather reacts to the woman in pink
He perks up and speaks more strongly.
The unexpected twist at the end of the story
The grandfather has been timing Arturo and is interested in leaving and doing something else
An example of an external conflict
Auturo's grandfather struggles to keep teaching and not go to war
A main theme of "An Hour with Abuelo"
People can lead happy, fulfilling lives even if everything does not turn out as planned.
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