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MEMÓRIAS PÓSTUMAS DE BRÁS CUBAS - RESUMO Ao criar um narrador que resolve contar sua vida depois de morto, Machado de Assis muda radicalmente o panorama da literatura brasileira, além de expor de forma irônica os privilégios da elite da época. Resumo A infância de Brás Cubas, como a de todo membro da sociedade patriarcal brasileira da época, é marcada por privilégios e caprichos patrocinados pelos pais. O garoto tinha como “brinquedo” de estimação o negrinho Prudêncio, que lhe servia de montaria e para maus-tratos em geral. Na escola, Brás era amigo de traquinagem de Quincas Borbas, que aparecerá no futuro defendendo o humanitismo, misto da teoria darwinista com o borbismo: “Aos vencedores, as batatas”, ou seja: só os mais fortes e aptos devem sobreviver. Na juventude do protagonista, as benesses ficam por conta dos gastos com uma cortesã, ou prostituta de luxo, chamada Marcela, a quem Brás dedica a célebre frase: “Marcela amou-me durante quinze meses e onze contos de réis”. Essa é uma das marcas do estilo machadiano, a maneira como o autor trabalha as figuras de linguagem. Marcela é prostituta de luxo, mas na obra
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