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Short Story "The Ignorant Omniscient"

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Title

Short Story "The Ignorant Omniscient"

Description

This short story takes place in Guatemala and explains the folktale of esperanza, or hope. A boy named Miguelito first discovers an esperanza bug, then accidentally kills it while fighting his older brother. However, nobody seems to care as much as he does, angering him. He calms by rewriting the esperanza folktale, deciding that the esperanza is within him instead of in the bug.

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Source

Chiroy, Carlos. "The Ignorant Omniscient." The Messenger (2018): 40-41. Available online via the UR Scholarship Repository.

Publisher

The Messenger, University of Richmond

Date

2018

Language

English

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Identifier

Messenger2018.40-2018.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Citation

Chiroy, Carlos, “Short Story "The Ignorant Omniscient",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3034.