April 18 lecture notes

April 18 lecture notes - April 18, 2011 Notes Rulfo: o...

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April 18, 2011 Notes Rulfo: o Removes himself as a writer, intesifies setting, action and possessions or lack thereof of his characters, possession would have meant if people owned them, they are stories of want and Catholicism which is trying to define sexuality, stories populated by catholics who ignore those prescriptions, stories infused with ageism, the vast ageism that has taken over the world he is writing about, he does all of this by writing characters who experience this, he doesn’t judge his characters, he seems to grasp what it is to live with so little o What rulfo seems to do in “We’re very poor” is to give us a sense of the life possibilities of the individuals who are considered least important (women), consider how the only two options for women were to be sluts or married, and to be married you needed a dowry, shows that love is superficial and about external things, because they are so poor, love can be bought buy a cow and calf, it’s a pragmatic business deal, women in the marriage also do the work (household), to
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2011 for the course ARLT 100 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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April 18 lecture notes - April 18, 2011 Notes Rulfo: o...

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