Many of the professors and intellectuals in this era

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Many of the professors and intellectuals in this era were avant-garde - Tone: Dramatic, subjective and opinionated - Main theme: You must not imitate the ways of being of Europe or the United States (conformation), but rather be original in your ideas - Main Premises - The artists provoked with their works that people would think in a beyond and not be satisfied with the state of things - What works in one country may not work in another (capitalism and socialism) - Without artists there would be no authenticity - Symbols: Picasso (originality), Ho Chi Minh (socialism), Massachusetts (capitalism) - Anaphora: Repetition of the word "our" - Paradoxes: through the whole trial - Metonymy: Picasso, Dante, Joyce, Michelangelo, etc. - Images: Everyday conditions (page 413 lines 37-41) - Zeitgeist: the intellectual, moral and cultural attitude of a certain era. [The spirit of the time] - During the period that Uslar Pietri is writing his works, the attitude of Venezuela is
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conformation to European and American ideas - In the eyes of Uslar Pietri there is no originality in this - The conformation with the ways of being foreign will make Venezuela stagnate. - Therefore the author of this essay does not agree with the attitude of time (Zeitgeist). Want to promote change. - Main theme: The ways of being from Europe and the United States should not be imitated, but rather be original. - Main Premises - Artists, with their works, cause people to think beyond the state of things, not to be comfortable. - What works in one country may not work in another. (capitalism and socialism) - Without artists there would be no authenticity. - "To reduce literary and artistic creativity to the simple condition of passive consequence of events or external structures, low or high, is to deny the fundamental condition of its existence which is the interior freedom of the creator." (P.416) - "The vassal mentality tends to be imitative and sterile. It does not have its point of departure neither in dissidence nor in protest, but in acceptance and conformity. The attitude of man integrated and incorporated into a fully accepted situation tends to snatch all individuality and all questioning power. "(P.417) - "Although it seems paradoxical, simple autoctonism is also a form of vassal consciousness. As it is vassal consciousness to want to make the New Ohio or the new Beijing, in Latin American land, it would not be less, and more sterile, because it would paralyze the growth process, the want to perpetuate any past, which as a dream is as absurd as that of wanting to preserve mortals from death. "(p.420) Rosario Castellanos Nacio en la Cuidad de Mexico en 1925 Estudio literatura y filosofia en la Universidad Nacional autónoma de Mexico Trabajo como periodista, poeta, ensayista, y titiritera diplomática y feminista En 1971 fue Embajadora Mexicana para Israeli Mario en Israeli en 1974 Como feminist y diplomatica, escribo sobre: la cause de los urobres, las mujeres y los desvalidos las injusticias que impedían el progreso de los pueblos indigenas Otros ensayos: Balun Canan (1957) Rito de iniciación (1965) Mujer que sabe latin (1973)
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