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The Underdogs Azuela wrote the novel Los de abajo, (or The Underdogs) in 1915. Which was during his days in the Mexican Revolution. In this writing, Mariano Azuela explains the motivations that initially attracted those bandits, the initial appeal of revolution, and how the bandits changed throughout the narrative. As the story tells us, the toll the revolution imposed on the bandits psyche greatly affected their attitudes and decisions. At the end, the story comes to a close in the same knight method at which it began. At the beginning, we could see Demetrio stands up to the federales in order to protect his wife and child. However, as a result, Demetrio sees his house destroyed and burned to the ground. After gathering with his fellow bandits in the mountains, Demetrio tells them that the soldiers burned his home. The bandits promise to fight for him. During this time, most the bandits have limited access to guns and horses, yet they feel a sense to protect their own and right the wrongs caused by the government and the soldiers. After the bandit make their way to a
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course HIS 352L taught by Professor Matthew during the Summer '11 term at University of Texas.

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