Esteban Echeverria was an Argentine poet, writer and political activist and also one of Latin America’s most important literature figures, as he. El Matadero – Esteban Echeverría (/). Copy of the work is available here. Nice, quick read! Also, some interesting notes on wikipedia. resumen de “el matadero” de esteban echeverría diré solamente que los sucesos de mi narración pasaban por los años estabamos en cuaresma, época.
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His sideburns are cut in the form of a letter U for unitario ; he is not displaying the mandatory rosista emblem; neither is he wearing the obligatory mourning for Rosas’ late wife.
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Wikisource has original text related to this article: Preparen la mazorca y las tijeras. A horseman lassoes him but owing to an accident the taut lasso decapitates a child. The slaughterhouse was Argentina and the cattle were the people.
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But your metaphor seems more applicable, I find. Egged on by the crowd, Matasiete throws him from his horse, seizes him by the necktie and holds a dagger to his throat.
By order of Rosas the Judge enjoys absolute power over this collection of debased humanity. There then transpires an angry dialogue between on the one hand the Judge mataderp taunting crowd and on the other the defiant, brave but rather high-minded protagonist.
It is mostly significant because it displays the perceived clash between “civilization and barbarism”, that is, between the European and the “primitive and violent” American ways. He was one of Latin America’s most important Romantic authors.
Therefore, for Mayadero, it was surprising that critics had assumed “The Slaughter Yard” was composed around The Judge and the crowd speak in direct, colloquial street Spanish but, curiously, the protagonist, even when insulting them, uses correct literary language, addressing them in the third person. They used to call a savage unitario At last the Judge delivers his ruling: There is endless discussion about the literary type or genre to which “The Slaughter House” belongs: At that point the slaughter yard Judge rides up and orders that the protagonist be taken to his shed, which is also a rudimentary courtroom.
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He well knew the risk he was running, but it could have been rage, more than fear, that produced his trembling handwritingwhich is almost illegible in the original manuscript. Your conclusion and the metaphor are very insightful. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Rosas and his henchmen stand for barbarism, the slain young man for mataadero. It is one of the most studied texts in Latin American literature. Forty-nine bullocks are slaughtered, flayed and quartered with axes.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. This page was last edited on 18 Septemberat Retrieved from ” https: The scene of the “savage unitario ” in the power of the Judge of the Slaughter Yard and his myrmidons is not an invention but a reality that happened more than once in that ill-fated era.
This section needs expansion. He became one of the movement’s promoters once he returned to Argentina. The government gives orders that 50 bullocks are to be matader, ostensibly to provide beef for children and the sick for otherwise meat is forbidden to Catholics during Lent. A survey of U. Furthermore, his horse bears a silla or gringo saddle [note 7] — in the crowd’s mentality, the sure sign of the effete city slicker.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. After a terrible struggle the young man bursts a blood vessel and dies on the spot. Te has embravecido mucho. Your email address will not be published. Furthermore, Echeverria compares the death of the Unitarian to the crucifixion of Christ in a certain way; which called my attention since Echeverria, is know for criticizing The Church and Catholicism, which confused estfban a bit, why would he portray the death of the Unitarian this way?
His remains are said to be buried at Buceo Cemetery. The City of Buenos Aires has been isolated by floods.
Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. This matadedo possibly contains original research. At this point the chief protagonist, who is never named but is a man of about 25, enters the scene.