98 pages 3 hours read

Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2012

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Exam Answer Key

Multiple Choice

Long Answer

1. In the final sentence of the novel, he states that he has no reason to be ashamed of loving Dante, completing his character arc as he overcomes these negative emotions. As the secrets and shame are lifted from the Mendoza family, Ari becomes able to love without fear. He is starting to understand that life is a process of constant learning and transformation. As he struggles to understand death, loss, and love, Ari realizes there is very little certainty in life, but he is beginning to see that love is life’s most important mystery and most important answer.