The House of the Spirits

by: Isabel Allende

Alba

Characters Alba

Alba is defined primarily through the affects she has on those around her and through her reactions to their actions. It is in fact in reaction to her detention, torture, and rape at the hands of Esteban Garcia that she convinces her grandfather to help her write the story of their family in order to, as she puts it, "reclaim the past and overcome terrors of my own."