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Victor Jora Research Paper

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Victor was the youngest of four children to manuel his father who was a ploughman and Amanda a semi-professional folksinger. Jara was brought up in poverty, raised on a farm living of bags of flour and the occasional piece of fruit. When he was only six or seven he was already working on the fields with his father. Their family life was difficult with his father increasingly drinking to escape his woes. When a pot of water fell on his sister he went with his mother to Santiago, to a hospital that was the only one equipped to treat his sisters burns. In March 1950, Jara received the worst news his mother Amanda had passed away from a stroke she suffered at work.

The next three years Jara struggled through school while sleeping in the homes
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