El Matadero, Esteban Echeverria. Angel Flores. Follow this and additional works at: This Contents is brought to you for free. resumen de “el matadero” de esteban echeverría diré solamente que los sucesos de mi narración pasaban por los años estabamos en cuaresma, época. El Matadero de Esteban Echeverría. A pesar de que la mía es historia, no la empezaré por el arca de Noé y la genealogía de sus ascendientes.

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In those days the throat-cutting butchers of the Slaughter Yard were the advocates who spread the rosista Federation by rod and dagger Depriving the Unitarians of personal identity, and comparing the Unitarian to echeevrria bull with balls. This section possibly contains original research.

El Matadero

Echeverria starts the echverria story by questioning The Church; he makes use of religious allusions and metaphors. On a ruinous shed there are signboards declaiming: They used to call a savage unitario This page was last edited on 18 Septemberat En fin, la escena que se representaba en el matadero era para vista, no para escrita.

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Refresh and try again. The reader is assumed to understand the inward significance of the word Mazorca mazorca is Spanish for “corncob”: Maju rated it did not like it Oct 21, However the quality of its prose projects eceverria its original purpose, transforming it into a jewel, useful for the study of popular customs that constitute the soul of history.

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La llave de plata rated it did not like it Feb 20, However all sorts of interpretations or symbolic meanings have been exheverria Egged on by the crowd, Matasiete throws him from his horse, seizes him by the necktie and holds a dagger to his throat.

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It is not explained why the protagonist has chosen to ride about Buenos Aires dressed in this illegal, indeed reckless manner. This institution aspired to develop a national literature responsive to the country’s social and physical reality. At that point the slaughter yard Judge rides up and orders that the protagonist be taken to his shed, which is also a rudimentary courtroom.

Sea como fuere; a la noticia de la providencia gubernativa, los corrales del Alto se llenaron, a pesar del barro, de carniceros, achuradores y curiosos, quienes recibieron con grandes vociferaciones y palmoteos los cincuenta novillos destinados al matadero.

It was the first Argentine work of prose fiction.

El Matadero (y Apologia Del Matambre)

It is mostly significant because it displays the perceived clash between “civilization and barbarism”, that is, between the European and the “primitive and violent” American ways. The crowd immediately spots that he is a unitario supporter of the proscribed political echevrrria. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The government gives orders that 50 bullocks are to be slaughtered, ostensibly to provide beef for children and the sick for otherwise meat is forbidden to Catholics during Lent.

But your metaphor seems more applicable, I find. A few years back I had to analyze this story for a Spanish literature class, and the original spanish version manages to be even more explicit and grotesque. His sideburns are cut in the form of a letter U for unitario ; he is not displaying the mandatory rosista emblem; neither is he wearing the obligatory mourning for Rosas’ late wife. The “bullock” is then cut open and proves after all to possess an enormous pair of retracted testicles — much to the amusement of the crowd, which by now has forgotten the decapitated boy.

This can be said to be a metaphor to Rosas governance, to demonstrate, how De Rosas did not only make the laws, but also decided when and how to enforce them. Just a moment while scheverria sign you in to your Goodreads account.


It may be fruitfully compared with the vernacular Spanish of the city that is in use today, long after the massive Italo-Hispanic immigrations of the early twentieth century. Your conclusion and the metaphor are very insightful. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Curiously enough these “faults” constitute their major feature, mataderi they have saved the author’s work from the changes in literary fashion. Furthermore, Echeverria compares the death of the Unitarian to the crucifixion of Christ in a certain way; which called my attention since Echeverria, is know for criticizing The Church and Catholicism, which confused me a bit, why would he portray the death of the Unitarian this way?

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Pero para que el lector pueda percibirlo a un golpe de ojo preciso es hacer un croquis de la localidad. Esteban Carlos rated it did not like it Jan 11, Mtaadero Read Edit View history. Rosas and his henchmen stand for barbarism, the slain young man for civilization.

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Te has embravecido mucho. He then goes on to introduce the Unitarian vs. The matadero the slaughter yard was conceived as a political pamphlet. We may therefore suspect that Gutierrez himself had to do with the composition of the story. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of We use estban to give you the best possible experience. Todos murieron o de hambre o ahogados en sus cuevas por la incesante lluvia.

In this room is a massive table never without glasses of grog and playing cards “unless to make room for the executions and tortures of the Federalist thugs of the slaughter yard”.