Early life and background
The culture is a mix of Spanish and indigenous influences.
The most popular sports played in Chile are skiing and surfing because of their coast and mountains. They eat seafood, fruits, vegetables, and wine. There are 4 meals a day. Music and dance are also part of their culture. Their national dance is called Cueca, and their music is Creole which was born from cultural mixture. Most Chileans are Roman Catholics. There are traditional festivals like the Grape Harvest Festival. Visual arts in Chile are abstract and figurative. The Architecture is well-built and complex.
Paula is a memoir Allende wrote which was a tribute to her daughter who was in a coma. Allende wrote the story of her family for her daughter. When her daughter died, it was a hard time for her. She was depressed. She dealt with all of this by writing and that's how this memoir was written. Isabel Allende decided to publish it to help others understand in times of loss.