185 3) Brief Summary ofLa desheredadaLa desheredadais the story of incorrigible detachment from reality of the heroine, Isidora, an attractive twenty-year old who comes to Madrid from the Manchegan town of Tomelloso. She has grown up in the house of an eccentric canónigouncle who fosters in her the firm conviction that she is the illegitimate granddaughter and heir of the marquesade Aransis. As a result, she believes herself destined for the better things in life that are due to her by right, rather than as the reward for personal effort. Her experience of living on modest means, the death of a mad father in an asylum and the crimes of an epileptic, delinquent brother do nothing to shake that conviction. She spurns the suit of the sterling medical student, Augusto Miquis, who she feels is beneath her socially, and continues her extravagant spendingat the cost of giving herself to a feckless and predatory widower of a marquesa, Joaquín Pez, by whom she has a deformed child. She later passes to a series of increasingly unsavory and brutal lovers. Her suit to the marquesaof
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Dr. Ron Macias
Isidora, Summary ofLa desheredada, ostentatious Madrid society