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IV. Pedro Paramo Essay A utopia has become amongst many things a religious ideal that can be achieved by leading a moral life. Furthermore, utopia is perfect living, life is blissful, all people are accounted for, and true clarity is achieved. In contrast, dystopia entails misery, confusion, pain and suffering. In Rulfo’s story, Pedro builds Comala through violence, dishonesty and conniving actions, and as a result Comala becomes a dystopia. It is a commentary on how Machiavellian rule and societal development may lead to the short term happiness for a ruler; however, it will inevitably lead a society to ruin. Pedro begins forming his empire after inheriting land from his deceased family. This also coincides with the departure of the love of his life, Susana. As a landowner, Pedro’s first action is to marry Dolores Preciado, Juan’s mother, who happens to be from a wealthy family. However, after this marriage grants Pedro wealth and land he sends his wife and child away to live with Dolores’ sister, which leaves Pedro to do as he desires with his newfound wealth.
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '08 term at Columbia.

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