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The House of the Spirits

The House of the Spirits


by Isabel Allende

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Chapter 1


1. Who came to Clara by sea and when do they arrive?
2. How is the statue of St. Sebastian “improved,” and why does Clara usually find it disgusting?
3. What are families not allowed to eat during Holy Week and what will happen to them if they do?
4. What is different about Clara?
5. How long does Clara go without speaking?


1. Barrabas came to Clara by sea on Holy Thursday.
2. St. Sebastian's statue is covered in a shroud, and normally the statue is shown pierced by arrows and dripping with blood and tears.
3. Families are not allowed to eat meat or fish, or they will be excommunicated.
4. She can make things move with just her mind and she talks about events before they actually happen.
5. Nine years.