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Pedro Paramo

Pedro Paramo

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was an avid reader Attended the University of Guadalajara at age 16 for a short time before moving to Mexico City. grandfather wanted him to become a lawyer. and two uncles during this time period Sent to an orphanage for four years. learned dialects and customs Co-founded the literary review Pan with Juan José Arreola and Antonio Alatorre Married Clara Aparicio in 1948 and had four sons Wrote screenplays in Mexico City and was a television producer in Guadalajara Began writing around 1940. lost mother. but he failed the entrance exam Worked as an immigration agent throughout Mexico. died of a heart attack like his mother . left an unfinished story upon death Won several awards including the National Literature Prize (1970) and Príncipe de Asturias Prize (1983) Suffered from lung cancer. father. Jalisco. Mexico Witnessed 1926-29 Cristero Religious War and Mexican Revolution.           Born in village of San Gabriel. published a collection of 15 short stories in 1953 and Pablo Páramo in 1955.

Daniel Sada (Mexico).Influenced by: Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters (United States). Knut Hamsun (Norway). Elmer Mendoza (Mexico). William Faulker (United States). Elio Vittorini (Italy)  Influenced: Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Colombia). João Guimarães Rosa (Brazil). Carlos Fuentes (Panama)  .

industrialization Heavily Catholic Economic disparity common Mexican Revolution brought about widespread violence . agrarian society and rapidly urbanizing.       Cacique systems: local political bosses who hold excessive power/influence Machismo: heavily patriarchal society Females discovered themselves by identifying with figures Transition between rural.

killed in his sleep . assassinated in 1928  Pancho Villa: Military strategist who won allegiance with Northern Mexico.Revolution of the bourgeoisie/impoverished farmers against the corrupt local and national governments Leaders:  Alvaro Obregon: Became involved on the behalf of Francisco Madero. instrumental in bringing down Diaz (1911) and Huerta (1914). eventually sentenced to death for disobeying  Emilio Zapata: Fought for land and liberty. elected President 1917. raised an army in the North to fight Orozco. tricked into a meeting with General Carranza and killed upon arrival  Venustiano Carranza: Joined forces with Madero temporarily. served as the President of Mexico. tried to put a political supporter in power in 1920.

were forced to return to their positions without their demands being met. 23 people died Carranza sought refuge at the start of the Revolution and later became a major leader Location for the rise of military leader Obrego who served as the commander-in-chief of the revolutionary forces in NW Mexico under Carranza Armies from the region were composed of soldiers from lowermiddle class families Obregon’s hand-picked successor Plutarco Calles was from this region .      Area of focus: State of Sonora Cananea Strike (1906): Mexican workers demanded equal wages.

000 lives . started the Revolution Ended in the loss of 90.21% of the Mexico's population identified themselves as Catholic Cristero War (1926 – 1929)     1917 Constitution (following an overthrow of the Mexican dictator Diaz) imposed several restrictions on the Mexican Clergy Legislation enforced with the rise of President Plutarco Calles.  In 1950. 98. Catholic priests called for a government boycott in response July 31. 1926: Catholic bishops stopped all worship services in Mexico.

integrated supernatural. intentional ambiguity regarding credibility Latin America    Many claim as the origin of magic realism Became popular in the 1940s as a mode of creating an independent and unique literary style Authors utilized themes of chaos. and political turmoil . cyclical sense of time. Elements: multiple worlds/realities. revolution.   Definition: the implementation of magical elements in conjunction with reality.

3. 1.4. pp.The Ghost of Hamlet's father: Where did he originate from and what are his intentions? Purgatory  "I am your father's spirit/doomed for a certain term to walk the night/And for the day confined to fast in fires/Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature/Are burnt and purged away" (Hamlet. 350-51)  Hamlet invokes the word "heaven" in dark contexts.171-3. 211-12) Hell  The ghost supports murder and revenge rather than mercy and forgiveness. recognizes a divine power.5. fails to mention atonement Heaven  Hamlet's mission is portrayed as one of divine justice: "Heaven hath pleased it so/That I must be their scourge and minister" (Hamlet. pp. but disregards it . avoids daylight.9-13.

wrath The Violent: violence The Malicious: fraud. Mercury. Fixed Stars. representative of angelic hierarchy. Purgatorio (Purgatory)  Mountain of Purgatory with two levels of antepurgatory (the excommunicate andthe late repentant) and seven terraces.   Pride. Lust Purgatory represents spiritual growth and the Christian life. everyone's sins are open for all to see/be punished for. Gluttony. avarice/prodigality. Primum Mobile  The soul's journey through heaven towards God. Greed. .   Moon. Saturn. heretics Hell contrasts reality in terms of clarity: in hell. Jupiter.Inferno (Hell)  Hell is composed of nine circles. gluttony. Mars. each with a significant sin and punishment     The Self Indulgent: lust. Sun. treachery Other: limbo. each referring to a different "root" of sin. Venus. Envy. Paradiso (Heaven)  Heaven is composed of nine spheres. Wrath. Sloth.

htm>.Anderson. Web.fi/rulfo. . 22 Apr."Mexconnect." Britain in Print. Danny J.emory. Petri.english. 2012. Moore.yahoo. "More Than 1. Britain in Print.com/articles/257-the-few-the-proud-the-work-of-juan-rulfo1917%E2%80%931986>. 9 Oct. Web. 2012.html>.about. <http://www." Yahoo!. 2012.htm>. "Juan Rulfo. Liukkonen.com/life-meaning-purpose-hell-dantes-inferno-2321056.html>. Massaro.com. "The Few. Lindsay. Fall 1998.com/od/thehistoryofmexico/a/obregon.wvinter.net/~haught/Cristero. 22 Apr." About. 2002. James A. Christopher. 5 Jan.. Jim. Latin American Herald Tribune. Marin.University of Texas Press. Web. 22 Apr. the Proud. Haught. Web. "Life of Meaning and Purpose in Hell in Dante's Inferno. Julian Rodriguez. Karen. Web." Apr." Kirjasto.html?cat=38>. <http://www. "Concepts of Heaven.htm>. the Work of Juan Rulfo. 29 Apr. Web. 2009. <http://voices." Emory University---English Department. <http://www. Tuck. Emory University." Laht. 2012.mexconnect." A Special Introduction to Rulfo's Pedro Paramo. "ANOTHER HOLY HORROR: THE CRISTERO WAR.kirjasto. 2008. Hell and Purgatory in Hamlet. <http://www.britaininprint. "Magical Realism. Web. Minster.edu/Bahri/MagicalRealism.html>.com. <http://www.000 Mexicans Leave Catholic Church Daily. Giancarlo. <http://www.sci.edu/utpress/excerpts/rulped-intro.-May 2007. Expert Says. "Biography of Alvaro Obregón. Web. Kay.net/shakespeare/study_tools/heaven_hell.utexas. <http://latinamericanhistory. 2008. "The Ghosts of Comala: Haunted Meaning in Pedro Páramo. Web.

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