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Essay Number 1 The short story If You Touched My Heart by Isabel Allende exhibits numerous instances of symbolism I will be discussing the way I interpreted the following issues plot character point of view setting and style The title of the story relates in various ways to the story By looking at the title you can get a good feel for what this short story is about The word plot is defined as the episodes in a narrative or dramatic work- that is what happens In this short story the main plot is that there was a man named Amadeo Peralta that grew up to be a ruffian His father did not believe that school was for the kids As he would put it school is for sissies The father assigned his kids a task This task was to have them establish bonds between people that can help them with legal tricks The father also wanted the children to go out and find sweethearts Amadeo was thirty two years old and still had not been married and he never planned to marry He had no interest in changing his life in this way However Amadeo was very scared of his father and would never do anything to go against what his father would tell him to do Amadeo went out and started looking for a so called Sweetheart This girl had to come from a stable family which basically meant that the family had money The girl he found did have a good family but Amadeo did not find her very attractive The two made plans to get married but before that day came Amadeo had to go on a business trip Amadeo went to a place called Agua Santa This was a small town where people would come for very short periods of time As the night went on Amadeo decided to go for a walk As he was walking
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