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Unformatted text preview: long as they are making a difference in their eyes. While fighting to the death just to take a few more lives may seem very foreign now, it tells us how bad things were and peoples resolve to endure more hardships for the possibility of change. Around the end of the novel Demitrio is acquainted with his wife briefly before he goes off yet again. It is fairly obvious to both of them, but Demetrio does not respond to his wifes inquiry: Why do you keep fighting, Demetrio? His response brought a frown to his face as he avoided the question. The final ambush on page 160-161 is indicative of the general motif of desire for the revolution: The enemy scatter in all directions, pursuing the few fugitives hiding in the brush. DEmetrio aims; he does not waste a single shot (160). Even facing imminent death these people kept fighting. While Demetrio is of course an exaggeration of the average revolutionary, he is indicative of the overall mindset of the Underdogs in Mexico....
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2008 for the course HI 214 taught by Professor Billwisser during the Spring '06 term at N.C. State.
- Spring '06