Dead Stars

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In those days love was, for him, still the eternal puzzle"

“The young moon had set, and from the uninviting cot he could see one half of a star-studded sky. So that was all over. Why had he obstinately clung to that dream?

“So all these years--he had been seeing the light of dead stars, long extinguished, yet seemingly still in their appointed places in the heavens"


Esperanza and Alfredo Salazar (engaged)
Julia Salas

Carmen and Vicente (man and wife)
Doña Adela and Dionisio (man and wife)
Don Julian
The Judge


The author described briefly but concretely each setting which the story undertook. A little description here and there to give us, the readers, a little picture of the settings.


The story was told in the 3rd person point of view. The author played sort of like the storyteller role in the story. Plus, the author used a lot of big words and gave the whole story a “flowery tone”.


The conflict was especially thrilling since it came between the question of “being true to your heart” or “being loyal to your promise”. Alfredo had to choose between pursuing this NEW longing of his heart (for Julia) or to stick with his past decision, his promise (commitment with Esperanza).

The story had an External conflict- A struggle with a force outside one's self. Specifically a: Man vs. Circumstances - The leading character struggles against fate, or the circumstances of life facing him/her at that moment.


Exposition, Rising action, Climax, Resolution

The story was truly a thrill to read. The plot slowly unfolded as the story got deeper and deeper.

It started of in a slow easy pace with the introduction of the characters and their situations. Then, as the inevitable “Love-Attraction” between Julia Salas and Alfredo Salazar progressed, the story became more and more interesting (rising action). Then the climax came when Julia Salas...
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