Partial Review: El Maestro de Esgrima, and Legal/financial Adult Education for Housing?

    Aver, qué nos puede decir una novela de 1866 España

    So, what can a novel set in 1866 Spain

MaestroEsgrima tell us

sobre la educaciôn legal y financiero por los adultos de hoy en dîa, en los EEUU?

about legal and financial on-going adult education in the US, today?

      Well after building considerable empathy for the lady/love interest, the author  of El Maestro de Esgrima (The Fencing Master) does something terrible to her, which might not have happened had she been in another country, where her legal and financial rights could be defended by her and herself alone. Knowing those rights is crucial in any situation.

My notes thus far:

October 17, 2020 –21.0% “Me encanta ésa idea de cómo vivir, I tal vez mejor dicho, cómo morir:
“No de arrepentía de haber vivido: había amado y había matado…”
Cómo Alonso en El Ministerio del Tiempo:
“No tengo quejas: he amado… he luchado por mi patria…”

I love this idea:
No regrets, after having loved, and fought with honor…”

October 17, 2020 –28.0% “Ojalá que hubiera podido yo vivir en ese época (con derecho de llevar espada propia):
“Daría cualquier cosa por enviarle …mis padrinos al hombre…””
October 17, 2020 –34.0%“author put in arguments at noon for comic thought diversion…”
October 17, 2020 –36.0%“Tiene un sentido de Honor…”
October 17, 2020 –38.0%“Me encanta: “Una buena muerte justifica cualquier cosa.””
October 17, 2020 –40.0% “”…tener una Troya ardiendo a sus espaldas”
October 18, 2020 –44.0%“Uh,oh… Conflicto de conflictos… Otro (grandísimo) duelo a venir?”
October 18, 2020 –46.0%“All this talk about politics only seems to be filler between the fencing, which is the really interesting part.”
October 18, 2020 –47.0% “Hmmm:
“Sólo es esclavo quién espera algo de los demás-”
dicho por el maestro de esgrima…
Entiendo el contexto, pero…”
October 18, 2020 –51.0% “”abriendo sus entrañas, el cielo dejó caer…”
Ok, lluvia…”
October 18, 2020 –52.0%“”…la misa en castellano.” Bien hecho, autor…”
October 18, 2020 –77.0% “A sword-cane! Yes!!”

So, it turns out that I was wrong about the political talk being filler, as it becomes crucial later on in the story.  More on my continuing striving with Castilian Spanish, which I really ought to find another show to watch so that I don’t forget the spoken rhythms, which differ markedly from Latin and Argentine Spanish.


Action Prompts:

1.) Share two different sources to translate the word “fencing” into Spanish.

2.) Share your thoughts on how you like each of the sources you found.

3.) Write a blog post or tweet that uses a Spanish word, tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. Once published, please donate one or more copies to your local public library, as I intend to do.

Dear Readers, do you have any additional ideas toward learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning as part of on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind? 


Click here to read, if you like:

Babylon 5Hakan: Muhafiz/The Protector, La Casa De Papel, or Lupin Reviews

Holistic High School Lessons,

Queridos lectores, favor de pensar, si estàn por Twitter, en   #Project Do Better.


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