October 25, 2009 by puertoricousa
The Puerto Rican writer, Abelardo Díaz Alfaro, has written about the teaching of English on the island in several of his short stories. This is why we will discuss and analyze two of them: “Peyo Mercé: English Teacher” and “Santa Clo Va a La Cuchilla” in the class. Please begin by reading “Santa Clo Va a La Cuchilla” and write your impression of this story in your journal. You will find this story at:
- Where does this short story take place?
- Who is the new teacher and what are his goals for his classroom?
- What is the main conflict in the story?
- What do you think is the message the author, Abelardo Díaz Alfaro, is trying to communicate through this short story?