Dead Stars

I love the short story entitled “Dead Stars” by Paz Marquez-Benitez. It is a romantic love story that revolves around on three characters: Alfredo, Julia and Esperanza. It is a tragic love story, mainly because the main character Alfredo is struggling against the dilemma of choosing what he would like to do and what he should do.

The story follows the style similar as that of the romanticism, very florid, descriptive, and at some point, ‘flowery’. It gives many descriptions about places and things that effectively set the mood and the atmosphere of the story, which is kind of melancholic. I like it because the plot is not strictly linear (sort of), and it makes the readers cross their fingers as to what would happen next.


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