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Axolotl Summary

Views Page Discussion View source History. He begins life as a man, a complete terrestrial being with full human capabilities.

Only one thing was strange: Los cuentos me fascinan y este es uno que cortxzar volverse muy especial. This was a strange little story, but unexpectedly haunting.

The creatures have humanlike nails and eyes with unfathomable depth. I want to start by proclaiming my love for Axolotls. Justification for the ultimate transfer from human to beast can be found in the stylistics of the story’s first page, where the narrator customarily uses the personal pronoun to identify the zoo’s animals during his frequent visits: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Nevertheless, the ambiguity between the real and the unreal could be viewed as the literary basis of the short story. They and I knew. Time is less oppressive if we stay still.

He was outside the aquarium, his thinking was a thinking outside the tank. My face was pressed against the glass of the aquarium, my eyes were attempting once axklotl to penetrate the mystery of those eyes of gold without iris, without pupil.


Contents 1 Synopsis 2 The Axolotl 3 Analysis 3. It reminds me a lot of Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and I would love to read more by this author. I believe that all this succeeded in communicating something to him in those first days, when I was still he. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. The boundary between humans and axolotls is blurred to a great extent in Axolotl, both physically and metaphysically. At any distance from the aquarium, I had corfazar to think of them, it was as though I were being affected from a distance.

After reading this short story, I’m a little scared of them.

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Feb 10, Charlotte Jones rated it liked it Shelves: By this point, the narrator has already descended too far down the path that eventually leads him to an inability to distinguish his own existence with axootl of the axolotl. Jul 16, Pe Axlootl rated it it was amazing Shelves: Since the only thing I do is think, I could think about him a lot. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

I know now that there was nothing strange, that that had to occur.

The aquarium guard smiled perplexedly taking my ticket. I have a feeling it will stay with me for a while. The last paragraph of the story is ambiguous; it raises the possibility that the narrator and the axolotl are the same person, leaving the reader wondering who is who. From this juncture on, the narrator is captivated by these small aquatic animals. His rapt attention is complemented with and even justified by the information he provides. Recognizlng him, being him himself, I was an axolotl and in my world.


Perhaps their eyes could see in the dead of night, and for them the day continued indefinitely. At this point the narrative takes a new tack by focusing on the narrator trapped within the body of an axolotl.

I began to go every morning, morning and aftemoon some days. The long narrative poem constituted a meditation on the role and fate of the Minotaur in his labyrinth.

Modern Cortazad Association http: Instead, an identification of being and not just allusion has taken place. Glueing my face to the glass the guard would cough fussily once in a whileI tried to see better those diminutive golden points, that entrance to the infinitely slow and remote world of these rosy creatures.

Jun 25, Alberto Loredo rated it it was amazing. But on this particular day, his usual proclivities are no longer satisfying and he surveys the aquarium without interest until he is drawn by the axolotl exhibit. Jul 18, Cecilia Nava rated it it was amazing Shelves: He visits the exhibit every day and feels a growing affinity between himself and the creature. The axolotls are cortazaar unique in their life cycle.

Cada vez que lo leo me parece excelente la forma en que uno cotazar cambia para siempre. I got to them by chance one spring morning when Paris was spreading its peacock tail after a slow wintertime.